Fisheries Infosite

Fish and invertebrate bycatch and discards in New Zealand scampi fisheries from 1990–91 until 2009–10


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This report presents estimates of annual bycatch and discard levels in the commercial scampi fishery based on reported effort and scientific observer data. Combined estimates were made for QMS species, non-QMS species, invertebrates, and rattails; separate estimates were made for javelinfish. Scampi accounted for about 17% of the total catch; rattails (29%), sea perch (8%), ling (7%), and hoki (6%) were the main bycatch species. Currently about of 4.2 kg of fish are discarded for every 1 kg of scampi caught.

Document date
Monday, 17 September 2012
Document type
V 1.3
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Adobe PDF
File size
6.5 MB
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Monday, 10 July 2023

Search tags
AEBR: 100;
ScienceStock: Deepwater;
Species: bycatch; Scampi; SCI;
Stock: bycatch; invertebrate; invertebrate bycatch; SCAMPI; Scampi; scampi fishery; SCI;
FishingMethod: trawl; trawling;
ResearchField: bycatch; discard levels; discards; hoki; invertebrate bycatch; javelinfish; ling; observer; observer data; rattails; scampi; Scampi; SCI; sea perch;
Author: Anderson;

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