Fisheries Infosite

NZ Sole Extra Territorial (200 mile limit) (ESOET)
Maori name
Scientific name
Peltorhamphus novaezeelandiae

There is currently no data available on the physical characteristics, life cycle and habitat for this species this will follow shortly.

Lemon sole is managed under the QMS as Flatfish (FLA). All catch and value information relating to this stock can be found on the FLA species page. (click here) 

Key statistics
Recreational significance Low
Customary significance Low
Reported commercial catch1 (tonnes)
Quota value estimate2 (NZ$m)
Exports estimate2 (NZ$m)
1 Reported commercial catch is calculated for the 12 month period to 30/09/2025
2 Quota value and exports are calculated pro-rata to reported commercial catch for the 12 month period to 30/09/2025