Wildlife - Estimated fur seal captures in trawl and longline fisheries 2003–2013

Ministry for the Environment

Definitions

Fur seal: New Zealand fur seal, Arctocephalus forsteri (classified as not threatened)

Commercial fishing years run from spring in one year to autumn in the next year. For example, the 2013 fishing year relates to fishing that took place between 1 October 2012 and 30 September 2013.

Limitations of the data

The accuracy of the data source is of medium quality.

Data provided by

Ministry for the Environment

Dataset name

Environmental Reporting: Estimated fur seal captures in trawl and longline fisheries 2003–2013

Webpage:

https://data.mfe.govt.nz/table/2497-estimated-fur-seal-captures-in-trawl-and-longline-fisheries-by-fishery-type-200313/data/

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Import & extraction details

File as imported: Environmental Reporting: Estimated fur seal captures in trawl and longline fisheries 2003–2013

From the dataset Environmental Reporting: Estimated fur seal captures in trawl and longline fisheries 2003–2013, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 2-45
  • Column: 5
  • Provided: 22 data points

Dataset originally released on:

September 29, 2015

Purpose of collection

Sea lions and fur seals are the protected species most directly affected by fisheries in New Zealand waters, along with seabirds and dolphins. Estimating the bycatch of sea lions and fur seals indicates the pressures they face from current fishing practices.