Fact sheet

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NESP Marine and Coastal Hub (2024). Indigenous-led sawfish monitoring – Gulf of Carpentaria. Project 4.18 Information sheet. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Cairns, Queensland.

2024

Overview

The iconic sawfish is endangered worldwide. The four species within northern Australian waters are susceptible to habitat disruption and the impacts of gillnet and trawl fisheries which unintentionally catch sawfish alongside target species.

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