The study summarised diets of top predators in New Zealand waters and estimated the spatial-temporal distribution of many of their prey species caught in inshore fisheries. These were consistent with previous estimates and with existing information and could be used as inputs in other processes such as spatial risk assessment models. Care should be taken for species such as squid or hoki where only the shallow part of their range was included and species groups such as jack mackerel or rattail.
AEBR 305 Spatial-temporal distribution of inshore fish and cephalopod species of interest to selected top predators
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)