Profile updated on 22 August 2022
Wellington flying squid, Arrow squid, Flying squid, Encornet minami, Pota neozelandesa
Wellington flying squid Nototodarus sloani which stock structure is not well understood is found in and South of the Subtropical Convergence and Gould’s flying squid Nototodarus gouldi found around New Zealand and North of the Subtropical Convergence. Both species have distinct geographical distributions but occur around New Zealand thus are combined for management purposes (Fisheries New Zealand 2022). Due to both lifetime (e.g. short life span) and fishery characteristics, there is no proper assessment of these units that are considered only for management purposes: Kermadec (SQU10T), Southern Islands (SQU6T), and East and West NZ, including remaining areas except Kermadec and Southern Islands (SQU1T & SQU1J). This profile is for the SQU1T & SQU1J region.