Fisheries New Zealand
Fisheries New Zealand works to ensure that fisheries resources are managed to provide the greatest overall benefit to New Zealanders. Our focus is the sustainability of New Zealand’s wild fish stocks, aquaculture, and the wider aquatic environment, now and for future generations.
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Recreational fishing rules
Find out how many fish you can catch and how big they must be.
Key information and guidance for commercial fishers, including electronic catch and position reporting.
Fishing rights for tangata whenua are guaranteed in the law. Learn more about customary fishing management.
Read about how we're ensuring there are enough fish in New Zealand’s fisheries – now and for future generations.
How to set up an aquaculture farm. The government's strategy for sustainable aquaculture.
Quota Management System (QMS)
Find out what the Quota Management System (QMS) is and how it works.
Fisheries media releases
Find the latest Fisheries New Zealand media releases.
Have your say. We regularly consult on changes we make to ensure our fisheries remain sustainable.