WAMSI Node 3.2.1 - Diversity, abundance and habitat utilisation of sharks and rays - Offshore / longline survey data
Longline fishing was used to survey elasmobranchs outside the reef and was carried out from the Western Australia Fishery Department vessel RV ‘Naturaliste’.
A total of 111 longline sets were made between Three Mile Camp towards the southern extremity
of the Marine Park, to northeast of the Muiron Islands outside the northern limits of the Park; the distribution of these sets are shown in the thumbnail.
Of these 111 sets, 17 were in sanctuary zones and 94 in non-sanctuary zones (in the thumbnail picture the hatched areas are sanctuary zones).