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Kia ora and welcome to the Fisheries site of the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Our vision is to grow and protect New Zealand. We do this by: maximising export opportunities for the primary industries; improving sector productivity; increasing sustainable resource use; and protecting New Zealand from biological risk. 

MPI is positioned to deliver high-quality services and support to the whole of the primary sector.

MPI has a new website changing the way we provide information online. 

Recreational fishing information has moved from this site to
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Latest News
1994 Snapper Mortality Information
MPI has received a number of requests to release data on juvenile snapper mortality from commercial...
[7 January 2015]
Kaikoura commercial fisherman fined
[5 September 2014]
Scallops die in botched seeding attempt
[11 August 2014]
MPI Honorary Fishery Officers catch shellfish poachers
A huge haul of shellfish collected at an Auckland beach may see two Auckland women facing serious...
[4 July 2014]
Updated : 9 October 2015

Get fishing rules
MPI has developed free services to make checking the recreational fishing rules easier.

Report Illegal Fishing Activity - phone 0800 4 Poacher (0800 4 76224)

NZ Fisheries Infosite: celebrating NZ’s fisheries and their diversity, a collaborative engagement tool for all involved in the fisheries and its sustainability

Fisheries Communication Centre - Port arrivals, Port Departures, Entering restricted areas.....

NABIS provides spatial & visual representations of our marine biological & fisheries management data 

Science Working Groups - this area is restricted to invited working group members only

NZ Fisheries Management Research Database - for research & analysis of NZ fisheries management information