Rollout of cameras on fishing vessels to begin

The Government has confirmed key details of the nationwide rollout of cameras on commercial fishing vessels.

Up to 300 inshore fishing vessels will be fitted with the technology by the end of 2024, providing information about fishing activity and evidence for decision-making.

The rollout will include all vessels that use the following fishing methods:

  • Set net vessels (8 metres or larger), surface longline, and bottom longline vessels.
  • Trawlers of 32 metres or less, except those targeting scampi, and danish and purse seine vessels.

For further information, please see the Beehive website for the Minister's announcement. 

Additional Resources

MPI Consultation - Wider rollout of on-board cameras