Fisheries Infosite

Long-finned freshwater eel (LFE)
Maori name
Scientific name
Anguilla dieffenbachii

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2007
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 97,390
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 194,000
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 47,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 33,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 8,000 
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
LFE21 Long-finned eel Waikato/Povert... 29,745 64,000 16,000 10,000 No Yes
LFE20 Long-finned eel Northland/Auck... 27,215 47,000 10,000 8,000 No Yes
LFE22 Long-finned eel Hawke Bay/Well... 25,930 41,000 6,000 5,000 No Yes
LFE23 Long-finned eel Taranaki/Rangi... 14,500 41,000 14,000 9,000 No Yes
LFE11 Long-finned eel Nelson/Marlbor... No Yes
LFE12 Long-finned eel North Canterbu... No Yes
LFE13! Long-finned eel Lake Ellesmere No Yes
LFE14 Long-finned eel South Canterbu... No Yes
LFE15 Long-finned eel Otago/Southlan... No Yes
LFE16 Long-finned eel Westcoast No Yes
LFE17 Long-finned eel South-East(Cha... 1,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
LFEET Long-finned eel Extra Territor... No No
   97,390 194,000 47,000 33,000