Fisheries Infosite

Frostfish (FRO)
Maori name
Scientific name
Lepidopus caudatus

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2020
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 1,702,009
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 4,019,000
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 4,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 4,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 0 
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
FRO7 Frostfish Challenger 931,038 2,623,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO8 Frostfish Central(West) 434,156 649,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO9 Frostfish Auckland(West) 246,798 138,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO1 Frostfish Auckland(East) 46,713 149,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO2 Frostfish Central(East) 16,243 110,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO4 Frostfish South-East(Chatham R... 15,521 28,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO3 Frostfish South-East(Coast) 6,721 176,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO5 Frostfish Southland 4,793 135,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO6 Frostfish Sub-Antartic 26 11,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO10 Frostfish Kermadec 0 0 0 No Yes
FROET Frostfish Extra Territorial (2... No No
   1,702,009 4,019,000 4,000 4,000