Digital monitoring resources

Legislation and guidance to help commercial fishers meet digital monitoring requirements.

Guidance and support

General guidance

Support for fishers

Fisheries New Zealand understands that there are many challenges faced by fishers, their whanau and the communities they work in. Find out about some national and regional services that can give help and advice with health, wellbeing, and making business decisions.

Digital monitoring updates


Regulation amendments 

These amendments took effect on 10 January 2019.

This amendment will take effect on 1 August 2019.

Exemptions from regulations


Two consultations on circulars open

From 26 September to 13 October 2019, we’re consulting on the draft Fisheries (Electronic Monitoring on Vessels) Circular 2019. The draft circular sets out some important operating requirements for those commercial fishers who will need to carry on-board cameras from 1 November 2019.

Have your say on the draft circular

We’re also consulting (until 13 October2019) on a number  of proposed technical amendments to circulars that relate to digital monitoring.

Have your say about the proposed technical changes

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