Fisheries Infosite

Elephant fish (ELE)
Maori name
Scientific name
Callorhinchus milii

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2024
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 879,147
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 1,463,700
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 15,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 30,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 133,500 
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
ELE3 Elephant Fish 3 & 4 Combined 782,628 1,150,000 5,000 15,000 No Yes
ELE7 Elephant Fish Challenger 45,950 102,000 5,000 10,000 No Yes
ELE5 Elephant Fish 5 & 6 Combined 42,589 170,000 5,000 5,000 No Yes
ELE2 Elephant Fish 2 & 8 Combined 7,854 21,600 No Yes
ELE1 Elephant Fish 1 & 9 Combined 126 10,100 No Yes
ELE10 Elephant Fish Kermadec 10,000 No Yes
ELEET Elephant Fish Extra Territoria... No No
   879,147 1,463,700 15,000 30,000