Fish Identification - Kahawai


“Kahawai” means the fish of which the scientific name is Arripis trutta:

Net mesh size
National 85 mm
Auckland and Kermadec FMA 90 mm
Central FMA 100 mm
Challenger FMA 100 mm
South-East FMA 90 mm
Southland and S-Antarctic FMA 90 mm

Size Limits (Length)
National Nil

Daily Bag Limits (associated with Kingfish)
Auckland and Kermadec FMA 20
Central FMA 20
Challenger FMA 20
South-East FMA 15/30
Southland and Sub-Antarctic FMA 15/30

Updated : 27 May 2009