Fisheries Infosite

Frostfish (FRO)
Maori name
Scientific name
Lepidopus caudatus

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2023
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 258,750
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 4,019,000
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 5,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 4,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 72,000 
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
FRO8 Frostfish Central(West) 164,959 900,000 1,000 0 No Yes
FRO7 Frostfish Challenger 80,170 2,110,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO9 Frostfish Auckland(West) 10,476 400,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO1 Frostfish Auckland(East) 2,810 149,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO2 Frostfish Central(East) 256 110,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
FRO5 Frostfish Southland 44 135,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO3 Frostfish South-East(Coast) 21 80,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO4 Frostfish South-East(Chatham R... 9 124,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO6 Frostfish Sub-Antartic 5 11,000 0 0 No Yes
FRO10 Frostfish Kermadec 0 0 0 No Yes
FROET Frostfish Extra Territorial (2... No No
   258,750 4,019,000 5,000 4,000