Fisheries Infosite

Region - Chatham Islands (FMA 4)

The Chatham Islands’ inshore fisheries are dominated by exceptionally high-value species. Fisheries here account for around 20 percent of inshore fish catch by value.
These fisheries include New Zealand’s largest paua fishery, as well as nationally-significant rock lobster, blue cod and kina fisheries.
The high value of species caught in the Chathams mean a lot of the product is air-freighted fresh or live, rather than being frozen and sent by ship.

Kina, sea urchinKina fishingRock Lobster partially under rock