Fisheries reports and stock statistics

Fisheries New Zealand reports on the status of fish stocks and fisheries in New Zealand waters.

Annual stock assessment

Each year, we assess the status of as many fish stocks and fisheries as possible against the requirements of the Harvest Strategy Standard for New Zealand Fisheries.

Read the Status of New Zealand's Fisheries 2017 report [PDF, 2.3 MB]

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Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review

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Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review (AEBAR) 2017: A summary of environmental interactions between the seafood sector and the aquatic environment
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Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review (AEBAR) 2016: A summary of environmental interactions between fisheries and the aquatic environment
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Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review (AEBAR) 2015
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Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review (AEBAR) 2014
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Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review (AEBAR) 2013
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Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review (AEBAR) 2012
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Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review (AEBAR) 2011: A summary of environmental interactions between fisheries and the aquatic environment
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Aquatic Environment & Biodiversity Reports (AEBR)

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AEBR 219 – Best Management Practice guidelines for salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds
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AEBR 221 – Quantifying benthic diversity: developing a dataset of benthic invertebrate faunal distributions from seabed photographic surveys of Chatham Rise.
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AEBR 220 – Fish and invertebrate bycatch and discards in New Zealand arrow squid and scampi trawl fisheries from 2002–03 until 2015–16.
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AEBR 218 – Marine isoscapes for trophic and animal movement studies in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
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AEBR 2019/217 – Underwater sound propagation modelling to illustrate potential noise exposure to Maui dolphins from seismic surveys and vessel traffic on West Coast North Island, New Zealand
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AEBR 2019/216 – Population dynamic modelling of the Māui dolphin based on genotype capture-recapture with projections involving bycatch and disease risk
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AEBR 2019/215 – Population Effects of Commercial Fishery and Non-Fishery Threats on Māui Dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui)
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AEBR 2019/214 – Spatial risk assessment of threats to Hector’s/Māui dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori).
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AEBR 2018/207 – New Zealand Macroalgae: Distribution and Potential as National Scale Ecological Indicators
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 2018/206 – Monitoring Recovery of Benthic Fauna in Spirits Bay
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AEBR 211 – Seabird captures, 2002–03 to 2015–16
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 210 – Fish and invertebrate bycatch in New Zealand deepwater fisheries from 1990–91 until 2016–17
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AEBR 209 – A reassessment of population size and trends of Hutton’s shearwater following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake and outlook for the species’ management
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AEBR 204 – Survey of New Zealand sea lion prey at the Auckland Islands and Stewart Snares Shelf
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AEBR 2018/205 – A data driven bioregionalisation to underpin shellfish fisheries restoration, Nelson Bays, New Zealand
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AEBR 2018/203 Identification accuracy of six species of deepsea sharks sampled at sea by MPI observers, October 2016 to December 2017
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