Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
New Zealand Gamefish Tagging Programme release and recapture data are updated to include the 3962 fish tagged and 74 fish recaptured during the fishing years 2019–20 to 2021–22. The number of gamefish landed by New Zealand Sport Fishing Council clubs is reported. The combination of data from these sources is used to characterise the recreational catch of billfish, yellowtail kingfish, mako, and blue sharks. It is indicative of recreational catch for tuna and other large shark species.