Characterisation of the New Zealand tuna fisheries in 2002-03 and 2003-04.

By: Kendrick, Terese H.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New Zealand fisheries assessment report ; 2006/28.Publisher: Wellington : Ministry of Fisheries, 2006Description: 78 p. : figs. ; 30 cm.ISSN: 1175-1584.Subject(s): TUNA | FISHING EFFORT | FISHERIESOnline resources: Click here to access online In: New Zealand fisheries assessment reportAbstract: This report describes the New Zealand domestic tuna fisheries in the 2002-03 and 2003-04 fishing years, in detail, and in the context of the six most recent fishing years, from 1998-99. During this period the domestic fleet expanded rapidly to replace licensed foreign vessels fishing in the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and tuna fisheries were the last significant free-entry fisheries left outside of the Quota Management System (QMS) in New Zealand waters. Increased participation, and increased targeting of albacore during these years may have been partly in anticipation of future quota allowances based on fishing history. Swordfish were a valuable component of the catch but could not legally be targeted.
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This report describes the New Zealand domestic tuna fisheries in the 2002-03 and 2003-04 fishing years, in detail, and in the context of the six most recent fishing years, from 1998-99. During this period the domestic fleet expanded rapidly to replace licensed foreign vessels fishing in the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and tuna fisheries were the last significant free-entry fisheries left outside of the Quota Management System (QMS) in New Zealand waters. Increased participation, and increased targeting of albacore during these years may have been partly in anticipation of future quota allowances based on fishing history. Swordfish were a valuable component of the catch but could not legally be targeted.

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