Does bait quantity influence the fish assemblage sampled using stereo-BRUVs?

  • Todd Bond (Creator)
  • Euan Harvey (Creator)
  • Matthew Birt (Creator)
  • Benjamin Saunders (Creator)
  • Damon Driessen (Creator)
  • Laura Fullwood (Creator)



This project investigated how different quantities of bait (0g, 200g, 1000g or 2000g of crushed pilchards, Sardinops (sagax) influenced the composition and species richness of a temperate Western Australian reef fish assemblage sampled with baited remote underwater stereo-video systems. The presence of bait significantly increased the relative abundance of fish, with the number of species being sampled being greater in baited treatments. The dataset contains MaxN data from Stereo-BRUV footage.

Collection Method: Stereo BRUV
Camera Orientation: Forward Facing
Camera Calibration: Calibrated
Camera Calibration Information: All cameras were calibrated prior to and post field work
Scoring System Used: Event Measure
Sizing Laser: Sizing Laser Not Used
Water Column Position: Demersal Environment
Geomorphic Class: Geomorphic Class Targeted
Geomorphic Class Information: High relief macro-algae reef
Number Of Deployments: 78
Date made available5 Mar 2013
PublisherThe University of Western Australia
Date of data production1 Jun 2012 - 31 Aug 2012
Geographical coverageWarnbro Sound
Geospatial point-32.225967,115.555974


  • Stereo BRUV
  • bait quantity
  • Warnbro Sound

Field of Research (FoR)

  • 040501 Biological Oceanography

Cite this

Bond, T. (Creator), Harvey, E. (Creator), Birt, M. (Creator), Saunders, B. (Creator), Driessen, D. (Creator), Fullwood, L. (Creator) (5 Mar 2013). Does bait quantity influence the fish assemblage sampled using stereo-BRUVs?. The University of Western Australia. 10.4225/23/59152a21d1263