Fisheries Infosite

Blue cod (BCO)
Maori name
Scientific name
Parapercis colias

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2023
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 177,135
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 1,847,888
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 79,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 434,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 86,000 
Illegal take (kg) Unknown 
Commercial Catch vs. Allowance* - Trend
Reported catch by month* - Trend
*All amounts are shown in thousands of kgs.



Fishstock CodeNameReported comm. catch (kg)TACC (kg)Cust. allow. (kg)Rec. allow. (kg)Target In QMS
BCO5 Blue Cod Southland 149,495 800,000 20,000 85,000 Yes Yes
BCO4 Blue Cod Chatham Rise 12,657 759,339 10,000 20,000 Yes Yes
BCO3 Blue Cod South East (Coast) 10,106 130,000 20,000 83,000 Yes Yes
BCO7 Blue Cod Challenger 3,273 58,000 27,000 58,000 Yes Yes
BCO1 Blue Cod Auckland (East) 1,209 46,244 Yes Yes
BCO2 Blue Cod Central (East) 288 10,305 Yes Yes
BCO8 Blue Cod Central (Egmont) 107 34,000 2,000 188,000 Yes Yes
BCO10 Blue Cod Kermadec 10,000 Yes Yes
BCOET Blue Cod Extra Territorial (20... Yes No
   177,135 1,847,888 79,000 434,000