The State of our Fisheries - 2006
To manage fisheries well, we must find the delicate balance between taking what we'd like now and leaving enough in the water to grow and breed for the future. We must also set limits around the environmental effects of fishing - what do we decide is acceptable, and what is not? Also we want to get the best value from our fisheries. So sometimes we have to make trade-offs between different uses of the resource.
The State of Our Fisheries reports on the management of New Zealand's fisheries now and into the future.
Particularly, it presents summary information on:
- Fish stocks and the marine environment
- Managing the effects of fishing on fish stocks and the marine environment
- Maori, recreational, commercial, and international fisheries
- Six important species: hoki, kahawai, orange roughy, paua, rock lobster, and snapper
The State of Our Fisheries: Annual Summary 2006 reports on the management of New Zealand’s fisheries now and into the future.
Ministry of Fisheries
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Download the PDF: The State of Our Fisheries