Fisheries Infosite

Fishery - Foveaux Strait Dredge 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
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Species photo for dredge_oyster.jpgThe dredge oyster fishery in Foveaux Strait, world famous as the home of Bluff Oysters, is one of New Zealand's most iconic fisheries. MFish, tangata whenua and stakeholders developed a plan for the fishery in 2007. Stakeholders have supported this choice, as an opportunity to build on the work done over the past 100 years to sustainably manage the fishery.