Fisheries Infosite

Tarakihi (TAR)
Maori name
Scientific name
Nemadactylus macropterus, Nemadactylus sp. ("King Tarakihi")

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2023
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 288,327
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 4,474,200
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 193,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 221,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 376,000 
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
TAR2 Tarakihi Central (East) 130,523 1,104,000 100,000 73,000 Yes Yes
TAR7 Tarakihi Challenger 74,872 994,000 5,000 23,000 Yes Yes
TAR1 Tarakihi Auckland (East) 44,931 978,000 73,000 110,000 Yes Yes
TAR5 Tarakihi Southland 21,431 152,600 Yes Yes
TAR3 Tarakihi South East (Coast) 11,824 694,000 15,000 15,000 Yes Yes
TAR8 Tarakihi Central (Egmont) 4,730 225,400 Yes Yes
TAR4 Tarakihi Chatham Rise 16 316,200 Yes Yes
TAR10 Tarakihi Kermadec 10,000 Yes Yes
TARET Tarakihi Extra Territorial (20... Yes No
   288,327 4,474,200 193,000 221,000