This report describes the recreational landed catch of southern bluefin tuna in the 2019–20 fishing year. The winter fishery off Cape Runaway makes up the largest component of this catch. An on-site boat ramp survey estimated the catch from Waihau Bay to be 304 (CV 0.015) southern bluefin. National sport fishing club records and charter boat catches were compiled. The 2910–20 national recreational harvest estimate for southern bluefin tuna is 48.9 t with an estimated range of 46.6 t to 51.3 t.
FAR 2021/16 Recreational harvest of southern bluefin tuna in New Zealand, 2019–20
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)