Fisheries Infosite

Spiny red rock lobster (CRA)
Maori name
Scientific name
Jasus edwardsii

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 
for the 12 month period to 31/03/2023
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 737,226
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 2,793,386
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 195,500
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 274,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 380,500 
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
CRA8 Spiny red rock lobster Souther... 351,444 1,251,000 30,000 33,000 Yes Yes
CRA5 Spiny red rock lobster Canterb... 142,267 350,000 40,000 87,000 Yes Yes
CRA4 Spiny red rock lobster Welling... 92,118 280,000 35,000 40,000 Yes Yes
CRA3 Spiny red rock lobster Gisborn... 47,011 195,000 20,000 12,000 Yes Yes
CRA6 Spiny red rock lobster Chatham... 41,168 360,000 4,000 6,000 Yes Yes
CRA7 Spiny red rock lobster Otago 24,371 111,500 10,000 5,000 Yes Yes
CRA1 Spiny red rock lobster Northla... 19,637 105,000 20,000 27,000 Yes Yes
CRA9 Spiny red rock lobster Westlan... 9,993 60,800 20,000 30,000 Yes Yes
CRA2 Spiny red rock lobster Bay of ... 9,217 80,000 16,500 34,000 Yes Yes
CRA10 Spiny red rock lobster Kermade... 86 Yes Yes
CRAET Spiny red rock lobster Extra T... Yes No
   737,226 2,793,386 195,500 274,000