Fisheries Infosite

Long-finned eel Waikato/Poverty Bay (LFE21)
Maori name
Scientific name
Anguilla dieffenbachii

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2020

On 1 October 2016, South Island Eel Stocks (ANG) were separated and are managed as individual LFE and SFE stocks. The stock split for ANG13 comes into effect on 1 February 2017 as this QMA has a February to January fishing year.

Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 5,632
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 23,000
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Reported catch by month* - Trend
Reported catch by month* - Seasonality
Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 16,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 10,000
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 2,000 
Illegal take (kg) Unknown 

Commercial Catch vs. Allowance* - Trend
*All amounts are shown in thousands of kgs.