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 2002/03 fishing year.

2. As above for the 2003/04 fishing year.

The Final Report for this work will be published as an MFish stock Assessment Report and will also be available soon from this site:

Kendrick, T.H. (2006). Characterisation of the New Zealand tuna fisheries in 2002–03 and 2003–­04.
New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2006/28. 78 p.

This work is funded by MFish project TUN2003/02