Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
News & Resources, Publications, Protection & Response, Environment & Natural Resources, Sustainable Fisheries
This report provides estimates of annual levels of bycatch and discards in the New Zealand hoki, hake, and ling target trawl fishery for 1990–91 to 2012–13, using commercial catch-effort data to scale up rates calculated from the observed portion of the fishery. Hoki, hake, and ling accounted for about 91% of the total catch; the main bycatch species were silver warehou, javelinfish, rattails, and spiny dogfish. Annual bycatch ranged from about 12 020 t to 37 730 t; annual discards ranged from about 3699 t to about 16 633 t.