Commercial and Research Fish Catch database held by the Australian Antarctic Division
Entry ID: AADFishDatabase

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Abstract: Dataset is primarily data collected by Fisheries Observers on Australian commercial fishing vessels targeting Patagonian Toothfish and Mackerel Icefish in the HIMI (Heard Island and McDonald Islands) and Macquarie Island fisheries. Further Data were collected on Aurora Australis research voyages in the Southern Ocean and during new and exploratory fisheries carried out in CCAMLR area 58.4.2. Data include shot position information, biological data on target and prominent bycatch species, length at age estimates for toothfish, catch size, catch composition, bird and marine mammal observations.

The data are held in an secure SQL database.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.26   S: -54.91   E: 77.96   W: 70.48
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 22 M Max Depth: 1990 M
  N: -51.66   S: -58.66   E: 164.53   W: 152.72
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 43 M Max Depth: 1430 M
  N: -65.33   S: -67.43   E: 75.0   W: 42.41
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 66 M Max Depth: 1979 M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality Quality information is recorded on a record by record basis.
Access Constraints Associated fisheries operational data is commercial in confidence. Data access is contingent on agreement by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority's Subantarctic Resource Assessment Group.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 58 MB
Distribution Format: access
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6232 3535
Email: tim.lamb at
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10
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