Last updated on 2 August 2017
New Zealand lobster
Some studies have been conducted but the stock structure of New Zealand lobster is not clearly understood. Therefore the units considered were defined for assessment and management purposes by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries. Only the main units in terms of catches and that are currently assessed are here presented: SCI 1 (Bay of Plenty), SCI 2 (Hawke Bay, Wairarapa Coast), SCI 3 (Mernoo Bank), SCI 4A (western Chatham Rise and Chatham Islands) and SCI 6A (Sub-Antarctic) (MPI 2017).
Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.
|ASSESSMENT UNIT||MANAGEMENT UNIT||FLAG COUNTRY||FISHING GEAR|
|Sub-Antarctic||SCI 6||New Zealand||Bottom trawls|
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