Proposed 2019-2020 fisheries levies

Use this tool to calculate levies for fish species.

Have your say about the levies

We are seeking your feedback on the proposed 2019-2020 fisheries levies, which start on 1 October 2019. Your feedback ensures that the Minister of Fisheries understands your views when setting the levies.

Send us your comments by 5pm on 28 June 2019 to

Our submission form will help you give your feedback.

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Fisheries levies and how they're set

Your feedback is public information

People can ask for copies of submitted feedback under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) so your feedback may become public. The OIA says we have to make submitted feedback available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. 

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your feedback. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. Any decision the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.

Check the levies for each fish stock

Select a fish stock from the drop-down list below. The outputs will show you the proposed monthly levy/share ($) for 2019-2020 fishing year for MPI and DOC (Department of Conservation) compared to the current rate.

Note: We have allocated estimated costs for the fisheries services delivered by MPI and conservation services delivered by DOC for the 2019-2020 fishing year to fish stocks. Any over or under-recovery of previous costs are reflected in the rates shown.

Annual cost breakdown

Below is a breakdown of the total annual costs for the selected fish stock.

Metrics Cost Recovery ($)
Category Current costs from
Proposed costs from
Commercial Compliance $13,338,095 $13,481,784
Conservation Services $2,025,376 $2,294,155
Observers $3,153,949 $3,122,916
Registry Services $3,666,959 $4,055,419
Research $11,795,166 $13,001,310
Under & Over ($5,493,555) ($1,222,921)
Totals: $28,485,990 $34,732,663
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