New Zealand Hake, Hoki and Ling Trawl Fishery Re-assessment 2017

The trawl fisheries for hake (HAK 1, HAK 4, HAK 7), hoki (HOK 1 East and West) and ling (LIN 3, LIN 4, LIN 5, LIN 6, LIN 7) are currently MSC certified and are undergoing re-assessement in 2017.

DWG undertakes to make all non-confidential information that is provided to the Conformance Assessment Body publicly available on this webpage to ensure all documents are easily accessible by all participants.

Here you can find a summary of the key information from these references.

Principle 1

"A fishery must be conducted in a manner that does not lead to over-fishing or depletion of the exploited populations and, for those populations that are depleted, the fishery must be conducted in a manner that demonstrably leads to their recovery."

The intent of this principle is to ensure that the productive capacities of the resources are maintained at high levels and are not sacrificed in favour of short term interests.

Bagley, N.W. O’Driscoll, R.L. & Oeffner, J. (2014). Trawl survey of hoki and middle-depth species in the Southland and Sub-Antarctic areas, November–December 2012 (TAN1215). New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2014/12.

FishServe (2015). The Quota Management System and under fishing rights. 3 p.

MPI (2017). Fisheries Assessment Plenary May 2017: Stock Assessments and Stock Status. Hake.

MPI (2017a). Fisheries Assessment Plenary May 2017: Stock Assessments and Stock Status. Hoki.

MPI (2017b). Fisheries Assessment Plenary May 2017: Stock Assessments and Stock Status. Ling.

MPI (2017c). Volume 1 (Intro to Groper): Fisheries Assessment Plenary May 2017: Stock Assessments and Stock Status.

MPI (2017d). Volume 2 (Hake to Pilchard): Fisheries Assessment Plenary May 2017: Stock Assessments and Stock Status.

MPI (2017e). Volume 3 (Pipi to Yellow-eyed Mullet): Fisheries Assessment Plenary May 2017: Stock Assessments and Stock Status.

MPI (2017f). Annual Review Report for Deepwater Fisheries for 2015/16. MPI Technical Paper No: 2017/29. MPI: Wellington

Stevens, D.W., O’Driscoll, R.L., Ladroit, Y., Ballara, S.L., MacGibbon, D.J. & Horn, P.L. (2015). Trawl survey of hoki and middle-depth species on the Chatham Rise, January 2014 (TAN1401). New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2015/19. 123 p.

McGregor, V. (2015). Stock assessment of ling (Genypterus blacodes) on the Chatham Rise (LIN 3&4) for the 2014-15 fishing year. New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2015/82. 54 p.

McKenzie, A (2017) Assessment of hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) in 2016. New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2017/11. 84 p.

Roberts, J. (2016). Stock assessment of ling (Genypterus blacodes) in the Sub-Antarctic (LIN 5&6) for the 2014–15 fishing year. New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2016/05. 35 p.

Principle 2

"Fishing operations should allow for the maintenance of the structure, productivity, function and diversity of the ecosystem (including habitat and associated dependent and ecologically related species) on which the fishery depends."

The intent of this principle is to encourage management of fisheries from an ecosystem perspective under a system designed to restrain the impacts of the fishery on the ecosystem.

Baker, G. B., Jensz, K., Cunningham, R., Holdsworth, M. & Chilvers, B. L. (2015). White-capped albatross aerial survey 2015. Report prepared by Latitude 42 Environmental Consultants Pty Ltd for the New Zealand Department of Conservation, Wellington. 31p. 

Baker, G.B. Jensz, K., & Sagar, P. (2014). 2013 Aerial survey of Salvin's albatross at the Bounty Islands. Report prepared for DOC.

Baker, G.B. Jensz, K., & Sagar, P. (2015). 2014 Aerial survey of Salvin's albatross at the Snares, Western Chain. Report prepared for DOC.

Ballara, S.L. & O’Driscoll, R.L. (2015). Fish and invertebrate bycatch and discards in New Zealand hoki, hake, and ling fisheries from 1990–91 until 2012–13. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 163. 120 p.

Black, J. (2016). Hake, hoki, ling and southern blue whiting trawl footprint analysis 1989/90 – 2013/14. GNS Science, Wellington, Letter Report LR 2016/118 prepared for DWG, 30 p. 

Black, J.; Tilney, R. (2017). Monitoring New Zealand’s trawl footprint for deepwater fisheries: 1989/90 to 2011/12 and 1989/90 to 2012/13. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 176. 65 p.

DOC (2005). Marine Protected Areas: Policy and implementation plan.

DOC (2016). Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2016/17. DOC: Wellington

DOC (2017). Conservation Services Programme Annual Research Summary 2015/16. DOC: Wellington

DOC (2017a). Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2017/18. DOC: Wellington

DWG (2016). Operational Procedures 2016-17.

Ford, R. B., W. N. S. Arlidge, D. A. Bowden, M. R. Clark, M. Cryer, A. Dunn, J. E. Hewitt, J. R. Leathwick, M. E. Livingston, C. R. Pitcher, A. A. Rowden, S. F. Thrush, G. A. Tingley and I. D. Tuck (2016). Assessing the effects of mobile bottom fishing methods on benthic fauna and habitats. New Zealand Fisheries Science Review 2016/2.

Ford, R. B. (2017). MPI benthic research update 2017. Prepared for the MSC reassessment of hoki, hake, ling and southern blue whiting. 2 p.

Francis, M. (2017). Review of commercial fishery interactions and population information for New Zealand basking shark. Prepared for Department of Conservation. 44 p.

Fu, D. & Sagar, P. (2016). The 2014 demographic assessment of the Snares Islands population of Southern Buller’s albatross (Diomedea bulleri bulleri). New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 165. 40 p.

MFE (2016). Marine Protected Areas - Proposed Reforms.

MPI (2013). National Plan of Action – 2013 to reduce the incidental catch of seabirds in New Zealand Fisheries. 63 p.

MPI (2016). Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review (AEBAR 2016). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2016a). Annual Operational Plan for Deepwater Fisheries for 2016/17. MPI Technical Paper No. 2016/46. MPI: Wellington

MPI (2017). Annual Review Report for Deepwater Fisheries for 2015/16. MPI Technical Paper No: 2017/29. MPI: Wellington

Richard, Y. & Abraham, E.R. (2015). Assessment of the risk of commercial fisheries to New Zealand seabirds, 2006–07 to 2012–13. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report 162. 85 p.

Richard, Y. & Abraham, E.R. (2015a). Assessment of the risk of commercial fisheries to New Zealand seabirds, 2006–07 to 2012–13: Supplementary information. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report 162.

Sagar, P., Thompson, D. & Scofield, P. (2017). Population study of Southern Buller’s Albatross on The Snares. Report prepared for Deepwater Group Ltd. 13 p.

Roberts, J. & Doonan, I. (2016). Quantitative Risk Assessment of Threats to New Zealand Sea Lions. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 166. 111 p.

Tuck, I.D., Pinkerton, M.H., Tracey, D.M., Anderson, O.A. & Chiswell, S.M. (2014). Ecosystem and environmental indicators for deepwater fisheries. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 127. 143 p.

Tingley, G.A. (2017). Managing the impacts of fishing on benthic habitat in New Zealand. Report prepared for Deepwater Group. 3 p.

Principle 3

"The fishery is subject to an effective management system that respects local, national and international laws and standards and incorporates institutional and operational frameworks that require use of the resource to be responsible and sustainable."

The intent of this principle is to ensure that there is an institutional and operational framework for implementing Principles 1 and 2, appropriate to the size and scare of the fishery.

Additional documents from site visit July 2017

Surveillance Report

This report will be published when it becomes available.