Fishery maps

Maps of New Zealand fisheries including, commercial fishing, customary fisheries and marine protected areas.


Commercial fishing – all methods

map of distribution of total commercial catch, all methods
The distribution of total commercial catch shown here is estimated from most fishing events reported in statutory catch and effort returns for the period 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2013. A small number of shellfisheries have not yet been mapped by MPI and are not included in this map. The location of fishing events is reported by either coordinates or by statistical areas and for the latter, MPI estimates the part of the statistical area used for each type of fishery. Catch by some methods is attributed to the whole statistical area where no better information is available. The data is aggregated into grid squares of between 1 and 2500 km² as required to give 6-year annual average of data from at least three permit holders. For further information contact the Fisheries Data Manager, Fisheries Management, Ministry for Primary Industries. Credits: Hypsometric relief supplied by Geographx. All Rights Reserved, © GeographX 2008. Coastline data sourced from LINZ. Bathymetric data sourced from NIWA.

 

Commercial fishing – trawl

map of distribution of total commercial trawl catch
The distribution of total commercial trawl catch is estimated from all trawl fishing events reported in statutory catch and effort returns for the period 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2013. The location of fishing events is reported as either the tow start or start and end coordinates and where necessary MPI estimates the trawl direction. The data is aggregated into grid squares of between 1 and 2500 km² as required to give 6-year annual average of data from at least three permit holders. For further information contact the Fisheries Data Manager, Fisheries Management, Ministry for Primary Industries. Credits: Hypsometric relief supplied by Geographx. All Rights Reserved, © GeographX 2008. Coastline data sourced from LINZ. Bathymetric data sourced from NIWA.

 

Customary fisheries management areas

map of New Zealand customary fishing areas
Note: Only Rohe Moana which have Tangata Kaitiaki/ Tiaki appointed under the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998 or the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999 are shown in this map. Boundaries are indicative only. Fresh water areas have been included in the map. Restrictions are current as at 30/09/2015. Credits: Hypsometric relief supplied by Geographx. All Rights Reserved, © GeographX 2008. Coastline data sourced from LINZ. Bathymetric data sourced from NIWA.

 

Recreational fishing (amateur and charter fishing vessels)

map showing the distribution of recreational fishing
The distribution of recreational fishing is indicated by combining data from aerial flights and boat ramp surveys from 2005 to 2012, and statutory catch and activity returns from charter vessels from 2011 to 2014. The latter data is aggregated into grid squares of between 4 and 10000 km² as required to give 4-year annual average of data from at least three skippers. Data that could not be aggregated in this way was excluded. Aerial surveys have only occurred in some regions so the relative intensity of fishing between different regions is not accurately portrayed. The areas fished are indicative only. For further information contact the Fisheries Science Manager, Ministry for Primary Industries. Credits: Hypsometric relief supplied by Geographx. All Rights Reserved, © GeographX 2008. Coastline data sourced from LINZ. Bathymetric data sourced from NIWA.

 

Marine protected areas

map of New Zealand marine protected areas
Fishing restrictions are current as at 30/09/2015. Credits: Hypsometric relief supplied by Geographx. All Rights Reserved, © GeographX 2008. Coastline data sourced from LINZ. Bathymetric data sourced from NIWA. Marine Reserve data sourced from DOC.
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