Monitoring the recreational blue cod and sea perch fishery in the Kaikoura – North Canterbury area

Trophia was contracted by the New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) to monitor the recreational blue cod (Parapercis colias) and sea perch (Helicolenus percoides) fishery in the North Canterbury – Kaikoura area. The specific objectives for this project include:

1. To monitor changes in recreational catch rates of blue cod and sea perch in the North Canterbury – Kaikoura area from a boat ramp survey.

2. To monitor changes in the size of blue cod and sea perch in recreational catches in the North Canterbury – Kaikoura area.

This project was funded by MFish project REC2002-04

Output includes presentation of results to the Ministry of Fisheries Recreational Fishing Working Group meetings: A Final Research Report, currently in press, will be available soon from this site

Hart, A.M.; Walker, N.A., (In Press). Monitoring the recreational blue cod and sea perch fishery in the Kaikoura – North Canterbury area. New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2003/XX. XXp.