Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
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Available data from existing recreational fishing surveys shows the main species caught in FMA 2 were blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, red gurnard and rock lobster. Paua was also an important component of the catch, especially in the south. Counts of stationary recreational vessels were made from the air for the whole of FMA 2 in January 2012. Potential methods for collecting harvest information from access points and total effort information from access points or aerial surveys are discussed.