September 28, 2022
Tarakihi quota cut for new season
Commercial catch limits for East Coast Tarakihi will be cut by 15 percent for the new season starting on October 1.
Fisheries Minister David Parker says tarakihi’s popularity has led to declining levels, and the cut should help stock rebuild to the management target within a 15-year timeframe.
Quota for hoki, New Zealand’s largest fishery by volume, as been left the same but it is being closely monitored by officials.
Catch limits will also be cut for blue warehou off the coasts of Taranaki, Wellington, East Cape and Hawke’s Bay, and for blue cod across the West Coast and Top of the South Island.
There will be increase in catch limits for gemfish, scampi. Rough and smooth skates, snapper and red gurnard across the West Coast and Top of the South Island, and red gurnard off the East Coast of the South Island, Southland, Sub-Antarctic islands and Chatham Islands.