2016 winter season has begun

Well the 2016 winter season has begun… The first trip was in March and we’ve just completed the April trip.

Catches for March were reasonable with each boat bringing in 6 tonne. April was a great trip with 18 tonne caught by each boat. Size was mixed with the predominate sizes being 16/20 and 10/15 count per pound.

The Spencer Gulf Fishery’s Management Plan will generally dictate the size of prawns harvested. This is all achieved by the implementation of 3 Major Stock Assessment Surveys of the Spencer Gulf. After the completion of each survey a harvesting strategy is implemented and strictly adhered to.