Characterisation of the New Zealand tuna fisheries

Trophia has been contracted by the New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) to To characterise the New Zealand tuna fisheries, including catches of important associated tuna like species. The specific objectives for this project include:

1. To characterise the New Zealand tuna fisheries for albacore (Thunnus alalunga), bigeye tuna (T. obesus), Pacific bluefin tuna (T. orientalis), skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii), yellowfin tuna (T. albacares), and swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the New Zealand EEZ and adjacent areas for the 2004/05 fishing year.

2. As above for the 2005/06 fishing year.

This work is funded by MFish project TUN2005/01