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

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 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
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
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
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 209 – A reassessment of population size and trends of Hutton’s shearwater following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake and outlook for the species’ management
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 204 – Survey of New Zealand sea lion prey at the Auckland Islands and Stewart Snares Shelf
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 2018/205 – A data driven bioregionalisation to underpin shellfish fisheries restoration, Nelson Bays, New Zealand
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 2018/203 Identification accuracy of six species of deepsea sharks sampled at sea by MPI observers, October 2016 to December 2017
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 2018/202 – Biogenic habitats on New Zealand’s continental shelf. Part II: National field survey and analysis
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 2018/193 - Extent of bottom contact by NZ commercial trawl fishing for deepwater Tier 1 and Tier 2 target fishstocks 1989-90 to 2015-16
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 2018/201 – Qualitative (Level 1) risk assessment of the impact of commercial fishing on New Zealand chondrichthyans: an update for 2017
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 2018/200 – Forecasting quantity of displaced fishing Part 2: CatchMapper - Mapping EEZ catch and effort
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 2018/199 – Fish and invertebrate bycatch and discards in New Zealand arrow squid and scampi trawl fisheries from 2002–03 until 2015–16
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 198 – Population trends, breeding distribution and habitat use of black petrels (Procellaria parkinsoni) – 2016/2017 operational report
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 197 - Estimated capture of seabirds in NZ trawl and longline fisheries 2002-03 to 2014-15
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
AEBR 196 - Growth and reproduction of four deepwater sharks in New Zealand waters
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
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