Fisheries Infosite

Short-finned freshwater eel (SFE)
Maori name
Scientific name
Anguilla australis, A. reinhardtii

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2007
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 342,756
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 467,000
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 77,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 64,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 13,000 
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
SFE21 Short-finned eel Waikato/Pover... 113,505 163,000 24,000 19,000 No Yes
SFE20 Short-finned eel Northland/Auc... 107,756 149,000 30,000 28,000 No Yes
SFE22 Short-finned eel Hawke Bay/Wel... 91,323 108,000 14,000 11,000 No Yes
SFE23 Short-finned eel Taranaki/Rang... 30,147 37,000 6,000 5,000 No Yes
SFE17 Short-finned eel South-East(Ch... 25 10,000 3,000 1,000 No Yes
SFE11 Short-finned eel Nelson/Marlbo... No Yes
SFE12 Short-finned eel North Canterb... No Yes
SFE13! Short-finned eel Lake Ellesmer... No Yes
SFE14 Short-finned eel South Canterb... No Yes
SFE15 Short-finned eel Otago/Southla... No Yes
SFE16 Short-finned eel Westcoast No Yes
SFEET Short-finned eel Extra Territo... No No
   342,756 467,000 77,000 64,000