Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
Striped marlin is one of the main target species in the New Zealand gamefish fishery. Professional skippers on charter boats have provided striped marlin catch and effort information in voluntary surveys since 1975. Since 2007 private and charter skippers have provided daily records of billfish fishing. Negative binomial GLMs were used to standardise striped marlin CPUE up to 2021–22. The annual catch of billfish, yellowfin tuna, and mako sharks is described from detailed fishing club records.