Fisheries Infosite

Frostfish (FRO)
Maori name
Scientific name
Lepidopus caudatus

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2021
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 310,554
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 4,019,000
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 5,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

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

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 72,000 
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
FRO8 Frostfish Central(West) 173,563 900,000 1,000 0 No Yes
FRO9 Frostfish Auckland(West) 101,105 400,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO7 Frostfish Challenger 25,346 2,110,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO1 Frostfish Auckland(East) 8,004 149,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO2 Frostfish Central(East) 2,043 110,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO3 Frostfish South-East(Coast) 375 80,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO5 Frostfish Southland 72 135,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO4 Frostfish South-East(Chatham R... 46 124,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO10 Frostfish Kermadec 0 0 0 No Yes
FRO6 Frostfish Sub-Antartic 11,000 0 0 No Yes
FROET Frostfish Extra Territorial (2... No No
   310,554 4,019,000 5,000 4,000