Fisheries of New Zealand

Fisheries of New Zealand uses the extensive data collected in support of the Quota Management System (QMS) to provide a graphical characterisation of New Zealand's fisheries.

Commercial fishing in New Zealand includes a diverse array of activities, from hand gathering of shellfish on coastal sandbanks to deepwater trawling on the edge of the continental shelf. Fishers, fish processors and quota owners provide detailed data on these activities.

Providing consistent summaries of these data, Fisheries of New Zealand represents an up-to-date, accessible resource of use to fisheries managers, scientists and others who require information on the patterns and changes in commercial fishing activities in New Zealand.

Fisheries of New Zealand is hierarchical, providing both an aggregate "bird's eye" view of New Zealand's fisheries and the ability to drill-down to obtain detailed summaries for specific segments of commercial fishing activities.

To get started, go to the Summaries page. For more information on how to use the site go to the About page.