Fisheries Infosite

Ghost shark (GSH)
Scientific name
Hydrolagus novaezealandiae

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2023
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 50,950
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 3,055,000
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 1,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 3,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 17,000 
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
GSH3 Ghost Shark South-East(Coast) 24,444 1,185,000 0 0 No Yes
GSH7 Ghost Shark Challenger 18,204 1,121,000 0 0 No Yes
GSH5 Ghost Shark Southland 2,475 109,000 0 0 No Yes
GSH4 Ghost Shark South-East(Chatham... 2,038 370,000 0 0 No Yes
GSH1 Ghost Shark Auckland(East) 1,240 30,000 1,000 1,000 No Yes
GSH2 Ghost Shark Central(East) 936 89,000 0 1,000 No Yes
GSH9 Ghost Shark Auckland(West) 655 22,000 0 0 No Yes
GSH8 Ghost Shark Central(West) 583 34,000 0 1,000 No Yes
GSH6 Ghost Shark Sub-Antartic 375 95,000 0 0 No Yes
GSH10 Ghost Shark Kermadec 0 0 0 No Yes
GSHET Ghost Shark Extra Territorial ... No No
GSHSTR Ghost Shark South Tasman Rise No No
   50,950 3,055,000 1,000 3,000