Fisheries Infosite

Fishery - Challenger Scallops and Oysters

Key statistics
Recreational significance High
Customary significance High
Environmental importance High
Reported commercial catch1 (tonnes)
Quota value estimate2 (NZ$m)
Exports estimate2 (NZ$m)
1 Reported commercial catch is calculated for the 12 month period to 30/09/2025
2 Quota value and exports are calculated pro-rata to reported commercial catch for the 12 month period to 30/09/2025
Related links
Underwater scallopThis Challenger Oyster and Scallop Fisheries Plan covers scallops and dredge oysters caught in Fishery Management Area (FMA) 7, that is, OYS 7 and SCA 7. The Challenger scallop fishery comprises Tasman Bay, Golden Bay, and the Marlborough Sounds. These areas are divided into 12 sectors, which also apply to the Challenger oyster fishery.