Fisheries Infosite

Sea cucumber (SCC)
Scientific name
Stichopus mollis

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 
for the 12 month period to 31/03/2021
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 6,175
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 100,000
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 16,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 24,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 3,000 
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
SCC7A Sea cucumber Challenger (Marlb... 4,056 15,000 1,000 2,000 No Yes
SCC5B Sea cucumber Southland and Ste... 1,505 2,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
SCC4 Sea cucumber South-East (Chath... 284 2,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
SCC2B Sea cucumber Wairarapa and Wel... 162 5,000 2,000 4,000 No Yes
SCC8 Sea cucumber Central(West) 144 2,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
SCC7B Sea cucumber Challenger (Nelso... 24 14,000 1,000 2,000 No Yes
SCC10 Sea cucumber Kermadec 0 0 0 No Yes
SCC1A Sea cucumber East Northland 2,000 2,000 3,000 No Yes
SCC1B Sea cucumber Hauraki Gulf and ... 2,000 2,000 4,000 No Yes
SCC2A Sea cucumber East Coast and Gi... 2,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
SCC3 Sea cucumber South-East (Coast... 48,000 1,000 2,000 No Yes
SCC5A Sea cucumber Fiordland 2,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
SCC6 Sea cucumber Sub-Antarctic 0 0 0 No Yes
SCC7D Sea cucumber Challenger (Westl... 2,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
SCC9 Sea cucumber Auckland(West) 2,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
SCCET Sea cucumber Extra Territorial... No No
   6,175 100,000 16,000 24,000