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A review of past and present inshore gill netting in Tasmania with particular reference to the Bastard trumpeter Latridopsis Forsteri Castelnau

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Harries, DN and Croome, RL (1989) A review of past and present inshore gill netting in Tasmania with particular reference to the Bastard trumpeter Latridopsis Forsteri Castelnau. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 123. pp. 97-110. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The evolution of regulatory control of inshore gill netting in Tasmania is documented and compared with that of the
mainland Australian States; the historical catch records of one fish in particular, the bastard trumpeter (Latridopsis
forsteri Castelnau), are used to discuss the appropriateness of past and present management of the Tasmanian inshore
scale fishery.
The need for regulation of inshore gill netting first became apparent in the late 1870's; limited control measures were
introduced in Tasmania in 1890, primarily to protect juvenile and adult breeding stocks of salmonids. The regulations
have been altered little since that time and, at present, lag behind those of the mainland States. Declines in the recorded
commercial catch of the bastard trumpeter occurred in the late 1870's and early 1880's and again between 1910 and
1918; more recently a general decline has been shown from the mid-1950's to the present. These declines are discussed
in relation to inshore gill netting effort and regulatory control of gill netting in Tasmania, and to the known biology
of this species.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 97-110
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 04:31
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 03:51
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