This report describes bycatch of non-protected invertebrates from commercial fisheries and research trawls. Over 660 distinct taxa were identified which contribute to the ongoing discovery and taxonomic description of the New Zealand biodiversity. Specimen records and distribution points inform fisheries interactions with non-target benthic invertebrate bycatch and contribute to research on spatial planning and development of ecological risk assessments of fishing impacts on benthic habitats.
AEBR 269 Identification of benthic invertebrate samples from research trawls and observer trips, 2020–21
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)