This report presents the results of project DAE 2010/04A, monitoring New Zealand’s trawl footprint over the time period 1989/90 to 2009/10. Trawl Catch Effort Processing Return (TCEPR) data provided by the Ministry for Primary Industries were analysed for bottom trawling for all target species. Eleven key target species (hake, hoki, jack mackerel, ling, orange roughy, oreo-dory, scampi, southern blue whiting, squid, barracouta and silver warehou) were analysed separately and all other species as an aggregate, as well as all target species combined. This represents approximately 90% of the effort for these species over the last five years (species by year averages ranged from 61 to 100% over that time).
AEBR 110 Monitoring New Zealand’s trawl footprint for deepwater fisheries: 1989–1990 to 2009–2010
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)