Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
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The amateur harvest of red and packhorse rock lobster was estimated using creel surveys from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014. All main and most secondary access points were covered on the Northland Coast from Rangiputa to Mangawhai Heads on 60 survey days. The harvest estimate expanded to the CRA 1 management area was 42 t of red rock lobster and 5 t of packhorse rock lobster. Areas close to the population centres around Whangarei and Bay of Islands had the most fishing effort and amateur harvest.