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Bureau of Rural Sciences, Commercial Fisheries Presence, Australia, 2000-2002
Bureau of Rural Sciences - National commercial fisheries half-degree data set 2000-2002

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This dataset contains the Australian national commercial fisheries presence data summarized by half-degree square, year (2000-2002) and species name. more

Cells with less than 5 boats represented are excluded, as are commercial "taxa" which represent multiple or otherwise unidentified species. The dataset contains 60,445 records representing 390 separate species. The data were assembled by the former Bureau of Rural Sciences (BRS) which is now a part of the Australian Department of Agriculture. Additional summary information including catch weights and gross value product per species per square per year is available via the online application "Atlas of Australian Marine Fishing and Coastal Communities" which is accessible from the Australian DAFF site at

Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, ISW, Australia, PSE, Australia, Pisces

Geographical coverage
ISW, Australia [Marine Regions]
PSE, Australia [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
January 2000 - December 2002

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]

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OBIS-Australia: Australian Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-19
Information last updated: 2015-05-20
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