International fisheries reporting

Some fish are managed under international agreements that New Zealand has signed up to. Find out about the monitoring and reporting requirements for internationally managed species.

Permit required to fish in international waters

Operators of New Zealand registered vessels must have a high seas fishing permit to catch or transport fish on the high seas. Some regional fisheries agreements have additional requirements to the high seas fishing permit.

Requirements for different fisheries

New Zealand commercial fishers and exporters of internationally managed species must meet certain international monitoring and reporting requirements. These include documenting catch according to any relevant regional fisheries management agreements and tagging southern bluefin tuna.

Who to contact

If you have questions about international fisheries reporting requirements, email 

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