New Zealand Gamefish Tagging Programme release and recapture data are updated to include the fish tagged and recaptured during the 2019–20 sport fishing year, July–June. The number of gamefish landed by New Zealand Sport Fishing Council clubs is recorded. The combined data from these sources provides a reasonably complete record of recreational catch of billfish and mako and blue sharks. Government Covid-19 restrictions prohibited recreational fishing from boats from late March to May 2020.
FAR 2021/19 New Zealand billfish and gamefish tagging, up to 2019–20
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)