Fisheries Infosite

Butterfish (BUT)
Maori name
Scientific name
Odax pullus

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2018
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 105,313
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 162,000
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 184,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 184,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 6,000 
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
BUT2 Butterfish Central(East) 47,287 63,000 80,000 80,000 Yes Yes
BUT5 Butterfish Southland 36,212 45,000 10,000 10,000 Yes Yes
BUT7 Butterfish Challenger 18,719 38,000 15,000 15,000 Yes Yes
BUT1 Butterfish Auckland(East), Cen... 2,399 3,000 10,000 10,000 Yes Yes
BUT3 Butterfish South-East(Coast) 696 3,000 65,000 65,000 Yes Yes
BUT10 Butterfish Kermadec 0 Yes Yes
BUT4 Butterfish South-East(Chatham... 10,000 4,000 4,000 Yes Yes
BUT6 Butterfish Sub-Antarctic 0 Yes Yes
BUTET Butterfish Extra Territorial ... Yes No
   105,313 162,000 184,000 184,000