Seabed trawling is the practice of towing fishing nets near or along the ocean floor. Bottom trawling is carried out on or near the seabed in both shallow and deep waters. Dredging is carried out on the seabed in shallow waters and targets marine creatures such as scallops.
The commercial fishing year goes from 1 October to 30 September.
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From the dataset Environmental Reporting: Fishing effort (number of trawl tows) 1990–2014, this data was extracted:
Provided: 75 data points
Dataset originally released on:
October 29, 2015
Method of collection/Data provider
This data is collected through TCER (trawl catch effort return), CELR (catch effort landing return), and TCEPR (trawl catch effort processing return) trawl fishing reporting forms. The original source is the Ministry for Primary Industries