Inshore fishing maps

Download maps of commercial inshore fishing activity, marine protected areas, and fishing closures to protect Māui and Hector's dolphins.

Commercial inshore fishing activity

Limitations of fishing activity maps

These maps only provide an indication of fishing activity.

They only:

  • show fishing methods that report at a fine scale – trawl, line, and net
  • include fishing where coordinates are reported (vessels below 6m don't have to report fishing coordinates)
  • provide catch values based on main species caught.

Marine protected and customary management areas

Closures to protect Māui and Hector's dolphins

Use our online mapping tool – NABIS

Our interactive mapping tool 'NABIS' provides maps and statistics for commercial fishing events, fishing methods, some non-commercial fishing, and restricted areas.

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