Sustainable harvest of Hoki and Tarakihi in New Zealand's exclusive economic zone
Fish and their products are a large export earner for New Zealand, and an employment opportunity for many people. Also the sea and its fruits are a part of Kiwi "culture". It is a resource that is reliant on itself to survive, with little input from us who take from it. The fishing industry has always been of great interest to me which led me to the point of researching this project. It is fairly obvious to any keen recreational fisher/diver that the stocks of many inshore species are very much depleted from the numbers our forebears harvested. Therefore it is my intention with this project to identify whether we are looking after what stock is remaining, so that the resource will be here for generations to come.... [Show full abstract]
KeywordsHoki; Terakihi; eclusive economic zone; sustainable harvest; fishing industry; Quota Management System; Maximum Sustainable Yield
Fields of Research070402 Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment; 070403 Fisheries Management
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