Rock lobster on the East Coast and Mahia Peninsula is highly valued by commercial, recreational and customary fishers. The best estimate of harvest by amateur fishers in CRA 3 is from the 2011–12 National Panel Survey from a small number of respondents. This project investigates survey design options to robustly estimate rock lobster harvest by amateur fishers in CRA 3 over a fishing year. A variety of onsite and offsite methods are considered including hybrid surveys with a mix of methods.
FAR 2016/54 Rock lobster amateur harvest survey design for CRA 3
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
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