The spatial analysis of bottom-contacting trawl effort by commercial trawlers within the New Zealand Territorial Sea and 200 n. mile Exclusive Economic Zone (TS+EEZ), in waters open to trawling down to 1600 m depths, is presented in this report, for different time periods during the 1990–2019 fishing years, based on available data. Separate summaries are presented for inshore and deepwater fisheries. A summary of shellfish dredging is also included.
AEBR 260 Extent of bottom contact by commercial trawling and dredging in New Zealand waters, 1989–90 to 2018–19
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)