• Environmental Science
  • Published 2003

Do estuarine no-take reserves affect the abundance and length frequencies of fishery target species - an assessment of two North Queensland estuarine 'no-take' marine park zones

@inproceedings{Rudkin2003DoEN,
  title={Do estuarine no-take reserves affect the abundance and length frequencies of fishery target species - an assessment of two North Queensland estuarine 'no-take' marine park zones},
  author={Karen Celeste Rudkin and John M. Kirkwood and Jean-Marc Hero and Michael Ofori Arthur},
  year={2003}
}
Fish traps, crab pots and baited drift lines were used to compare abundance and length?frequency distributions of fish and crab target species between no-take reserves (NTR) and adjacent areas open to fishing in the Daintree and Moresby Rivers of north-eastern Australia. Tide speed and wind direction limited the effectiveness of baited drift lines. Catch rates in the fish traps were so low that only overall fish captured (total fish), pikey bream, Acanthopagrus berda, and mud crabs, Scylla… CONTINUE READING