- FishServe Fees
- Ministry for Primary Industries Levies
- Schedule of Fees
FishServe has a transaction-based fee structure which means every time a FishServe client undertakes a transaction, that client incurs a fee for that service. The processing of MHR and LFRR returns is a transactional service and fees are charged per line or stock, so if a nil MHR or LFRR is submitted there is no associated fee.
All fees are considered processing fees and are non-refundable. If an application is declined or withdrawn, the fee is not refunded.
Transaction fees must be paid at the time of the transaction, unless the client is prepay exempt. For MHR and LFRR returns processing, the fee is invoiced monthly. Failure to pay the monthly account on the due date will result in a follow up letter. If the account is not then settled by the required date, the account will be referred to a Debt Recovery Agency for collection.
In 2014, FishServe introduced the “System Redevelopment Levy” to fund the redevelopment of our website and systems. The levy contributes $300,000 per annum, and plays a crucial role in helping FishServe meet the changing needs of the New Zealand seafood industry.
FishServe fees can be paid by direct debit, you can register for direct debit online or by completing and providing the direct debit form to FishServe.
See below for a list of fees.
Clients who own quota shares are charged cost recovery levies by the Ministry for Primary Industries. These levies are set by the Ministry every year and the rates are dependent on the value of the particular species.
Commercial fishers also pay cost recovery levies for some non-quota species. These rates are based on kgs landed. These crown levies are invoiced monthly and are required to be paid by the 25th of each month.
Ministry for Primary Industries levies can be paid by direct debit by completing and providing the direct debit form to FishServe.
See below for a list of fees or visit the Ministry for Primary Industries website for a schedule of cost recovery levies.
The fees listed below are effective from 1 October 2020 until otherwise notified.
|ACE||NZ$ (incl. GST)|
|ACE Transfer||Manual||Base Fee and 1 line||69.00|
|Each extra line||9.20|
|ACE Consensual Caveat||Base Fee and 1 line||287.50|
|Each extra line||3.10|
|ACE Caveat Adjustment||Per line||57.50|
|Licensed Fish Receiver||NZ$ (incl. GST)|
|Licensed Fish Receiver Application||2,875.00|
|Physical changes/additions to Licensed Fish Receiver Premise Details||287.50|
(Copyright of the registers is vested in CFS)
|Payment of FishServe Accounts only||NZ$ (incl. GST)|
|Direct debit discount (2% of monthly account)||Monthly Maximum 20.00|
|Manual payment processing fee (cheque or cash)||5.00|