Following changes to the electronic reporting circulars that took effect on the 1st of September 2021, you will need to report the 8 species of QMS flatfish, and hāpuku and bass at a species level in your electronic reports.
Please note: These codes only apply to your electronic reports. Flatfish (FLA) and Hapuku / Bass (HPB) can be reported at a group level in your Monthly Harvest Returns (MHRs) only.
MPI have put together factsheets for the reporting requirements for the 8 species of flatfish, and hāpuku and bass. These factsheets include images and characteristics of each species to help you identify them.
You can find these by using the links below:
- Requirements for reporting flatfish species managed under the QMS
- Requirements for reporting hāpuku and bass
MPI Document - Itemised list of changes to electronic reporting circulars
MPI Website - Digital monitoring resources
If you have any issues or questions, please contact the helpline on 04 460 9555 or use our online contact form.