Fisheries Infosite

Red cod (RCO)
Maori name
Hoka (Northern tribes)
Scientific name
Pseudophycis bachus

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2025
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 0
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 8,278,367
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 10,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 119,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 255,000 
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
RCO1 Red Cod Auckland (East) 42,292 Yes Yes
RCO10 Red Cod Kermadec 10,000 Yes Yes
RCO2 Red Cod Central (East) 500,000 5,000 24,000 Yes Yes
RCO3 Red Cod South East (Coast) 4,600,000 5,000 95,000 Yes Yes
RCO7 Red Cod Challenger 3,126,075 Yes Yes
RCOET Red Cod Extra Territorial (200... Yes No
   0 8,278,367 10,000 119,000