Historical case studies

This project was motivated in large part by observed changes in the spatial distribution of southern bluefin tuna in the Great Australian Bight through recent fishing seasons.

Here we take a closer look at the environmental conditions that were present in the GAB during the 2010 to 2014 seasons.

We also investigate how well, and how far in advance, the sea surface temperature (SST) forecasts were able to characterize the observed SST in those seasons.

 

Select the fishing season of interest:

 

Fishing season 2010

Fishing season 2011

Fishing season 2012

Fishing season 2013

Fishing season 2014