Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
This report describes the recreational landed catch of southern bluefin tuna in 2021–22. The winter fishery off Cape Runaway makes up the largest component of this catch. An on-site boat ramp survey estimated the catch from Waihau Bay to be 486 (CV 0.045) southern bluefin with an average weight of 70.08 kg. Sport fishing club records and charter boat catches were compiled and included. The 2021–22 national recreational harvest estimate is 59.8 t with an estimated range of 56.7 t to 62.9 t.