Fisheries decisions ensure sustainability

Commercial catch limits for tarakihi will be reduced by a further 10 per cent as part of a package of measures to ensure sustainability of a number of fish stocks around the country.

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash has announced decisions following a review of catch limits and management controls for twenty fish stocks. The annual sustainability review involved public consultation between June and July. Decisions apply to the 2019/20 fishing year which starts on 1 October.

“The decisions affect 20 fish stocks. There will be reductions for seven fisheries, increases for nine, and four will remain the same,” Mr Nash says.

For the Minister's press release, click here.