Fisheries Infosite

Bladder kelp (KBB)
Scientific name
Macrocystis pyrifera

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2020
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 75,585
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 1,509,600
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 200
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 200
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 2,000 
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
KBB3G Bladder Kelp (Attached) South-... 72,833 1,236,800 100 100 No Yes
KBB4G Bladder Kelp (Attached) South-... 272,800 100 100 No Yes
KBB3F Bladder Kelp (Free-floating) S... 1,211 No No
KBB3 Bladder Kelp South-East (Coast... 924 No No
KBB3B Bladder Kelp (Beach-cast) Sout... 617 No No
KBB1 Bladder Kelp Auckland (East) No No
KBB10 Bladder Kelp Kermadec No No
KBB2 Bladder Kelp Central (East) No No
KBB4F Bladder Kelp (Free-floating) S... No No
KBB5 Bladder Kelp Southland No No
KBB6 Bladder Kelp Sub-Antarctic No No
KBB7 Bladder Kelp Challenger No No
KBB8 Bladder Kelp Central (West) No No
KBB9 Bladder Kelp Auckland (West) No No
KBBET Bladder Kelp Extra Territorial... No No
   75,585 1,509,600 200 200