Fisheries reports and stock statistics

We report 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. We assess them against the Harvest Strategy Standard for New Zealand Fisheries.

Status of New Zealand's fisheries stocks 2019 [PDF, 2.3 MB]

The Harvest Strategy Standard for New Zealand Fisheries 2008 [PDF, 309 KB]

Find out more

Guidelines for the release of fisheries information [PDF, 359 KB]

Detailed stock status information for individual stocks

Who to contact

If you have questions about fisheries science and research, email info@mpi.govt.nz

Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review

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Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review (AEBR) 2019–20: A summary of environmental interactions between the seafood sector and the aquatic environment
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Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review (AEBAR) 2018: A summary of environmental interactions between the seafood sector and the aquatic environment
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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 264 Quantifying Benthic Biodiversity—Phase II: a factual voyage report from RV Tangaroa voyage TAN2004 to Campbell Plateau, 17 May–7 June 2020
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AEBR 263 Automated detection of large brown macroalgae using machine learning algorithms—a case study from Island Bay, Wellington
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AEBR 262 Seamount recovery: factual voyage report of a survey of seamounts on the northwest and southeast Chatham Rise (TAN2009)
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AEBR 261 Assessment of potential effects of climate-related changes in coastal and offshore waters on New Zealand’s seafood sector
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AEBR 260 Extent of bottom contact by commercial trawling and dredging in New Zealand waters, 1989–90 to 2018–19
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AEBR 259 Extent of bottom contact by commercial fishing activity in New Zealand waters, for 1989–90 to 2017–18.
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AEBR 253 Rocky reef impacts of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake: extended monitoring of nearshore habitats and communities to 3.5 years
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AEBR 252 Hector’s dolphin survey after the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake
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AEBR 251 Seabird captures during the FMA 1 bottom longline fishery in the 2017/18 fishing year: comparison of electronic monitoring, observer, and audit data
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AEBR 247 Reanalysis of Banks Peninsula Hector’s dolphin demographic data
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AEBR 248 Characterisation of Hector’s and Māui dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori) incident data focusing on temporal patterns
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AEBR 246 Population trends, at-sea distribution, and breeding population size of black petrels (Procellaria parkinsoni) – 2018/19 operational report
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AEBR 245 Genetic connectivity of deep-sea corals in the New Zealand region
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AEBR 244 Demographic assessment of black petrels (Procellaria parkinsoni) on Great Barrier Island (Aotea Island)
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AEBR 243 Modelling marine habitat utilisation by yellow-eyed penguins along their mainland distribution: baseline information
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AEBR 242 Estimated population size of the Westland petrel, 2007–2011
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