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Review of east coast tarakihi sustainability measures for 1 October 2022

Have your say

Fisheries New Zealand is consulting on changes to catch limits for the east coast tarakihi fishery. We invite feedback from tangata whenua, stakeholders, and the public on the proposed changes.

About the proposed changes

Fisheries New Zealand is proposing 3 options for reductions to the combined Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) of east coast tarakihi to ensure that the rebuild of the fishery is achieved in a period appropriate to the stock.

The proposed changes have been assessed:

  • in the context of the relevant statutory requirements
  • using the best available information, including the latest scientific information on the status of the stocks and consideration of international best practice.

Full details are provided in the consultation document below.

Consultation document

Review of sustainability measures for east coast tarakihi (TAR 2, TAR 3 and eastern portions of TAR 1 and TAR 7) for 2022/23 [PDF, 850 KB]

Making your submission

Fisheries New Zealand invites you to make a submission on the proposals set out in the consultation document, using the submission form template.

Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday 12 July 2022.

Submissions form [DOCX, 75 KB]

Email your completed form to

While we prefer email, you can post written submissions to:

2022 Sustainability Review
Fisheries Management
Fisheries New Zealand
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

If you require hard copies of the consultation document or any other information, email

Legal overview

Our legal overview of sustainability measures provides the main legal requirements as they relate to decision-making on sustainability measures. It also references the relevant provisions in the Fisheries Act 1996.

Legal overview of sustainability measures [PDF, 287 KB]

Related information

2021 High Court judgement decision for east coast tarakihi  

East Coast tarakihi: rebuilding numbers

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 – NZ Legislation

About the Quota Management System (QMS)

The Harvest Strategy Standard

The deemed values guidelines [PDF, 896 KB]

Glossary of relevant terms

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation