Fishing methods

What are the alternatives to trawling?

November 2, 2020 Alternatives to trawling include long lining and trapping. While these alternative methods may be more time consuming they generally deliver better quality fish which ought to attract a higher value return.

Why don’t we know recovery rates after no trawling?

November 2, 2020 It is unknown how long it would take for an area to recover from trawling because no one in New Zealand has deliberately stopped trawling and supported a research project on recovery rates.

What are the different commercial fishing methods?

August 23, 2018 A range of methods are used by commercial fishers to harvest seafood. These methods include trawling, purse seining, netting, potting, trapping and longlining. This graphic shows the various methods common in New Zealand and how they are deployed.

How close inshore can purse seiners operate off the Whangarei coastline?

August 23, 2018 There is a small area at the north end of Bream Bay that prohibits purse seine nets. This area runs from Busby Head at the Whangarei Harbour entrance to about half way between Marsden Point and the Ruakaka River mouth. Trawl and Danish seine nets are excluded from a much larger area in the inner […]