This report describes photo/trawl surveys of the SCI 1 and SCI 2 fisheries, undertaken in February 2021. While most of the derived indices suggest increases in abundance in SCI 1 and SCI 2 since 2018, corrections for changes in reader interpretations of reference set images over time suggest declines in burrow abundance in both areas. The SCI 2 trawl index also suggests a decline in abundance in this area. Over 3700 scampi were tagged during these surveys, to investigate growth.
FAR 2022/32 Estimating the abundance of scampi in SCI 1 (Bay of Plenty) and SCI 2 (Wairarapa/Hawke Bay) in 2021
Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)