Fisheries Infosite

Cockle (COC)
Maori name
Scientific name
Austrovenus stutchburyi

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2017
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 1,205,485
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 3,214,000
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 161,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 221,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 38,000 
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
COC3 Cockle Otago 967,235 1,470,000 10,000 10,000 Yes Yes
COC7A Cockle Nelson Bays cockle fish... 238,250 1,390,000 25,000 85,000 Yes Yes
COC1A Cockle Whangarei Harbour cockl... 346,000 25,000 25,000 Yes Yes
COC1B Cockle East Northland 0 22,000 22,000 Yes Yes
COC1C Cockle Hauraki Gulf and Bay of... 5,000 32,000 32,000 Yes Yes
COC2 Cockle Central (East) 0 2,000 2,000 Yes Yes
COC3B Cockle Part South East (Coast) 1,000 27,000 27,000 Yes Yes
COC4 Cockle South-East (Chatham Ris... 0 1,000 1,000 Yes Yes
COC5 Cockle Southland and Sub-Antar... 2,000 2,000 2,000 Yes Yes
COC7B Cockle Marlborough cockle fish... 0 5,000 5,000 Yes Yes
COC7C Cockle Part Challenger 0 3,000 3,000 Yes Yes
COC8 Cockle Central (Egmont) 0 1,000 1,000 Yes Yes
COC9 Cockle Auckland (West) 0 6,000 6,000 Yes Yes
COC10 Cockle Kermadec 0 Yes No
COCET Cockle Extra Territorial (200 ... Yes No
   1,205,485 3,214,000 161,000 221,000