Monitoring rig fisheries in SPO 1 and SPO 8

Trophia was contracted by the New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries to continue monitoring changes in the rig fisheries and the relative abundance of rig (Mustelus lenticulatus) stocks in SPO1 and SPO8. Specific objectives for the project were: To characterise the SPO 1 and SPO 8 fisheries. To update the SPO 1 and SPO 8 standardised CPUE series to the 2009/10 fishing year. Following the introduction of rig to the QMS in 1986, landings of… Read More