Fisheries Infosite

Flatfish (FLA)
Maori name
Scientific name
N/A

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2023
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 88,690
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 4,545,600
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 65,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 187,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 59,000 
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
FLA3 Flatfish 3, 4, 5 & 6 Combined 51,671 1,430,000 5,000 150,000 Yes Yes
FLA7 Flatfish Challenger 20,597 2,065,600 Yes Yes
FLA1 Flatfish 1 & 9 Combined 13,579 890,000 50,000 27,000 Yes Yes
FLA2 Flatfish 2 & 8 Combined 2,843 150,000 10,000 10,000 Yes Yes
FLA10 Flatfish Kermadec 10,000 Yes Yes
FLAET Flatfish Extra Territorial (20... Yes No
   88,690 4,545,600 65,000 187,000