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

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2016

Freshwater eels are now managed under the QMS as LFE and SFE. Prior to 1 October 2016, South Island Eel Stocks were managed under the ANG code (note SFE13 and LFE13 is managed under ANG13 until 31 January 2017).

Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 21,473
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 82,000
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... 9,434 32,000 16,000 10,000 No Yes
LFE20 Long-finned eel Northland/Auck... 6,502 19,000 10,000 8,000 No Yes
LFE22 Long-finned eel Hawke Bay/Well... 4,072 21,000 6,000 5,000 No Yes
LFE23 Long-finned eel Taranaki/Rangi... 1,465 9,000 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
   21,473 82,000 47,000 33,000