The 22nd acoustic survey of spawning hoki abundance in Cook Strait was carried out using the research vessel Kaharoa from 19 July to 22 August 2021. Six acoustic snapshots gave an acoustic abundance index of hoki for Cook Strait in 2021 of 159 000 t. Spawning areas off the east coast South Island (ECSI) were also surveyed in 2021 using RV Kaharoa and the industry vessel San Granit. The average acoustic estimate for Pegasus Canyon, the major eastern spawning area off the ECSI, was 102 000 t.
FAR 2022/28 Acoustic survey of spawning hoki in Cook Strait and off the east coast South Island during winter 2021
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)