Fisheries species codes

Use species codes when reporting catch, landings, receipts and activities. Find a list of fisheries species codes sorted by class.


When to use fisheries species codes

Use these species codes for fisheries reporting and administration, including:

  • applying for a fishing permit
  • reporting fish catch
  • reporting fishing effort
  • recording fish landing or receipt.

If you can't find a code

For unlisted species, you must:

  • record the species as 'UNI'
  • find the correct scientific name for the species
  • report the name to MPI, we'll confirm the details and create a new species code.

Report species without a code by emailing info@mpi.govt.nz

Other species code resources

FishServe – a company that provides administrative services on MPI's behalf to the fishing industry – provides a handy search tool and alphabetical lists of species codes.

Who to contact

If you have questions about species codes, or to report an unlisted species, email info@mpi.govt.nz

Last reviewed: | Has this been useful? Give us your feedback
Feedback