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Application for Exemption from Quota Aggregation Limits – New Zealand Longline Quota Co Limited

In June 2013 New Zealand Longline Quota Co Limited submitted an application to hold quota in excess of aggregation limits for two deepwater crab species. Both species have aggregation limits, as specified in section 59 of the Fisheries Act 1996, of 45%. The application is to hold 45.63% of red crab (CHC) quota and 54.26% of king crab (KIC) quota.

A stakeholder letter and the application are below:

Stakeholder letter and application [PDF, 2.7 MB]


MPI welcomes written submissions on the application. Submissions are due by Wednesday, 7 August 2013 and should be posted to

Deepwater Fisheries Management
Ministry for Primary Industries
P O Box 2526
Wellington 6140

Alternatively, electronic submissions can be emailed to

If you have any questions about this matter please contact Tiffany Bock at or 04 819 4603.