MSC Pre-assessment of Orange Roughy

In 2013, MSC pre-assessments of the four main orange roughy fisheries (ORH MEC, ORH3B ESCR, ORH3B NWCR and ORH7A) were undertaken by MRAG Americas. These updated the 2009 MSC pre-assessments and accounted for any changes since that time.

You can download MRAG's Pre-Assessment Report and all the documentation made public by Deepwater Group and the Ministry for Primary Industries during the assessment below.

Since then, three of these fisheries have proceeded to full MSC assessment (ORH3B ESCR, ORH3B NWCR and ORH7A). You can track their progress, here.

 

MRAG PRE-ASSESSMENT

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.


DWG (2013) Briefing Note - ORH3B (NWR) Summary

DWG (2011) ORH OEO OP v4 2011-12 Schedule 1 (insert)

DWG (2011) ORH OEO OP v4 2011-12

DWG (2012) Memo re ORH OEO OP Schedule Update 2012-13

DWG (2012) ORH OEO OP v4 2012-13_Schedule 1

MPI (2006) Harvest Strategy Standard Discussion Document

MPI (2008) Harvest Strategy Standard. MFish

MPI (2010) 10 Year Research Programme for Deepwater Fisheries. Ministry of Fisheries. 148p

MPI (2010) Final Advice Paper Sust_Measures_01_Oct_2010

MPI (2010) National Fishing Plan Deepwater and Middledepth Fisheries Part 1B - Orange Roughy

MPI (2011) Annual Operational Plan for Deepwater Fisheries 2011-12

MPI (2011) Operational Guidelines for Harvest Strategy Standard (Review)

MPI (2011) Operational Guidelines for Harvest Strategy Standard

MPI (2011) Science Working Groups - Terms of Reference

MPI (2012) Annual Operational Plan for Deepwater Fisheries 2012-13

MPI (2013) Annual Review Report -Deepwater-2011-12

MPI (2013) Fisheries Assessment Plenary - May 2013 - Volume 2

MPI (2013) Review of Management Controls for Orange Roughy 3B

MPI (2014) Deepwater Research Planning

Ryan & Kloser (2013) Biomass Estimation 2012 NW ChathamRise

Supplementary Documents

Anderson & Dunn (2012) Descriptive analysis of cpue in ORH to 2008–09 - FAR 2012-20

Anderson (2012) Fish and invertebrate bycatch and discards inORH & OEO fisheries from 1990–91 until 2009–10. AEBR_100

Anderson (2011) Fish and invertebrate bycatch and discards in orange roughy and oreo fisheries from 1990–91 until 2008–09. AEBR_67

Anderson (2012) Fish and invertebrate bycatch and discards inORH & OEO fisheries from 1990–91 until 2009–10. AEBR_100

Anderson (2013) By-catch DW Fisheries - AEBR 113

Doonan & Dunn (2011) ORH MEC Trawl Survey - FAR 20

Doonan et al. (2012) orange-roughy-abundance-estimates - FAR 2012-28

Doonan et al. (2013) Comparison of ORH 7A age estimates between 1987 and 2009 - FAR 2013 2

Dunn et al. (2009) Nursery Grounds of the Orange Roughy around NZ. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 66. 871-85

Field (1999) ORH7A. 99 09 FAR

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.

Boyd (2013) Assessment of ecological effects of four New Zealand orange roughy fisheries Report. 21Aug 2013

Boyd (2013) Appendix 1 ORH AEEF Report August 2013

Boyd (2013) Appendix 2 ORH AEEF Report August 2013

Boyd (2013) Appendix 3 ORH AEEF Report August 2013

MPI (2012) Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review

1 & 2. Retained and Bycatch Component

Chimaeras Deepwater Sharks

DWG & MPI (2013) ORH Fishery Observer Programme Report

ORH AEEF Retained & Bycatch Component Information - Aug 2013

Rattails

Skates & Rays

Conservation Service Programme

Ramm (2010) CSP Observer Report 2008-09

Ramm (2012a) CSP Observer Report 2009-10

Ramm (2012b) CSP Observer Report 2010-11

Rowe (2009) CSP Observer Report 2006-07

Rowe (2010a) CSP Observer Report 2007-08

Retained and Bycatch Species Information

Anderson (2011) ORH By-catch & Discards - AEBR 67

Anderson (2013) By-catch DW Fisheries - AEBR 113

Blackwell (2010) Abundance Distribution of DW Sharks - AEBR 57

MacGibbon (2013) Alfonsiono MEC - FAR 30

MPI (2013) Fisheries Assessment Plenary - May 2013 - Volume 1

MPI (2013) Fisheries Assessment Plenary - May 2013 - Volume 2

MPI (2013) Fisheries Assessment Plenary - May 2013 - Volume 3

MPI. (2010). Introduction of Patagonian Toothfish into QMS

O'Driscoll et al. (2011) Chatham Rise 1992-2010 FAR 47

O'Driscoll_11_47_FAR

O'Driscoll_11_47_Species AGR to CCX

O'Driscoll_11_47 Species CDL to CYP

O'Driscoll_11_47 Species DCO to FRS

O'Driscoll_11_47 Species GAS to HTH

O'Driscoll_11_47 Species JAV to LSO

O'Driscoll_11_47 Species MAK to ORH

O'Driscoll_11_47 Species PDG to RUD

O'Driscoll_11_47 Species SAL to SOR

O'Driscoll_11_47 Species SPD to SWA

O'Driscoll_11_47 Species TAR to WWA

Stevens et al (2010) Rattails Age Growth Maturity AEBR 59

Tracey et al (2011) Deepsea Fish Distribution Seamounts

Supplementary Documents

Anderson et al (1998) Atlas of Fish Distributions

Doonan & Dunn (2011) ORH MEC Trawl Survey - FAR 20

Dunn et al (2010) Diet of DW Sharks

Gallagher et al (2012) ERA for Elasmobranchs

3. ETP Component

ORH AEEF Protected Species Component - Aug 2013

Thompson and Berkenbusch (2013) Protected species bycatch in ORH - 2002-...

Conservation Service Programme

Ramm (2010) CSP Observer Report 2008-09

Ramm (2012a) CSP Observer Report 2009-10

Ramm (2012b) CSP Observer Report 2010-11

Rowe (2009) CSP Observer Report 2006-07

Rowe (2010a) CSP Observer Report 2007-08

Corals

Baird and Clark (2013) Coral Distribution and ORH Fisheries

Baird et al (2012) Distribution of Protected Corals in New Zealand

Consalvey et al (2006) Protected Coral Information Review

Miller et al (2009) Advances in Deep Sea Coral Science

Sherwood & Edinger (2009) Age & Growth of Deepsea Corals

Tracey et al (2007a) Age & Growth of Corals

Tracey et al (2011a) Distribution of Corals in relation to fishing

Tracey et al (2011b) habitat forming Corals

ETP Sharks and Fishes

Frances & Sutton (2012) Basking Shark By-catch Review

Francis & Lyon (2012) Protected Fishes Review

Francis & Smith (2010) Basking Shark By-catch 2007-08 - AEBR 49

Marine Mammals

Thompson et al (2013) Marine Mammals Captures 1995-96 to 2010-11 - AEBR 105

Seabirds

Fisheries Commercial Fishing Regulations 2001

MPI (2011) Draft Seabirds Policy for addressing fishing related mortality of Seabirds.

Richard & Abraham (2011) Seabird Risk Assessment

Richard & Abraham (2013a) Seabird Risk Assessment AEBR 109 - Supplementary

Richard & Abraham (2013b) Seabird Risk Assessment AEBR 109

Richard & Abraham (2013c) Seabird PBR - AEBR 108

Rowe (2010b) Level 1 Seabird Risk Assessment

Thompson and Berkenbusch (2013) Protected species bycatch in ORH - 2002-...

Supplementary Documents

Abraham & Thompson (2011) ETP Captures 2008-09 - AEBR 80

Abraham et al (2010) ETP Captures 2007-08

Abraham & Thompson (2011) Seabird Captures 2008-09 - AEBR 79

Abraham et al (2010) ETP Captures 2007-08

Baird (2008) Net Captures of Seabirds

Baker et al (2009) NZ Fur Seal Census - Draft V2

CITES-Appendices-2013-06-12

Thompson & Abraham (2009) New Zealand Sea Lions 2006-07

Thompson et al (2010a) New Zealand Sea Lions 2007-08

Thompson et al (2010b) New Zealand Fur Seals

4. Habitat Component

Baird and Clark (2013) Coral Distribution and ORH Fisheries

Baird et al (2012) Distribution of Corals

Black et al (2013) DeepwaterTrawl Footprint - AEBR 110

Bowden (2010) Benthic Inverterbrate samples from Ocean survey 2020 CRCP AEBR 65

Clark (2013) Information on the Structure and Function of UTF habitats

Floerl et al (2011) Benthic Patterns Chatham Challenger - AEBR 97

Hewitt et al (2011a) Biotic Habitats Chatham Challenger - AEBR 81

MPI (2012) Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review

Nodder et al (2011) Physical biogeochemical and microbia characteristics Chatham Rise - AEBR 70

ODriscoll & Clark (2005) Fishing on NZ Seamounts

ORH AEEF Habitat Component Information - Aug 2013

Stewart (2013) ORH Trawl Footprint GNS Science 2013-190LR 190813

Tilney (2013) Summary of ORH Fishery Trawl Footprint 160813

Tracey et al. (2011) Identification of Protected Corals

UNESCO (2009) GOODS Biogeographic Classification-IOC Technical Series No 84

Supplementary Documents

Althaus et al (2009) Seamounts & Corals

Anderson (2011) Deep-sea-bio-physical-variables-as-surrogates-for-biological-
assemblages - Lord-Howe-Rise

Anderson (2011) Deep-sea-bio-physical-variables-as-surrogates-for-biological-assemblages - Lord-Howe-Rise

Clark et al (2010) Effects Fishing Graveyard Complex - AEBR 46

Clark et al (2011) Development of seamount risk assessment - AEBR 74

Dunn & Forman (2011) Stock Structure in ORH

Jennings et al (2001) Impact sof trawling disturbance

Kaiser et al (2006) Benthic Recovery

Leathwick et al (2012) BOMEC - AEBR 88

Mormede & Dunn (2013) Benthic Impacts - AEBR 106

MPI (2011) Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review

Rice (2006) Impacts of Mobile Bottom Gear on Habitats

Rosenberg (2001) Benthic Succession

Rowden & Clark (2010) Seamount Biodiversity in Kermadec - AEBR 62

Rowden et al (2002) Seamount Biodiversity

Rowden et al (2005) Classification of Seamounts

Rowden et al (2008) Seamount Database - AEBR 27

Rowden et al (2012) Marine Soft Sediment Assemblages - AEBR 96

Rowden et al. (2013) Developing predictive models for the distribution of vulnerable marine ecosystems in the South Pacific Ocean region. AEBR 120

Stocks et al (2011) Seamounts

Tracey et al (2011) Deepsea Fish Distribution Seamounts

5. Ecosystem Component

Doonan & Dunn (2011) Trawl survey of Mid-East Coast orange roughy 2010-11

Dunn & Forman (2010) Hypotheses of Spatial Stock Structure in Orange Roughy

Dunn (2013) Ecosystem Impacts of Orange Roughy Fisheries [Unpublished]

Dunn et al (2013)Knight et al (2011)

ORH AEEF Ecosystem Component Information- Aug 2013

Rice (2005) Ecosystem Effects

Boyd (2013) AEEF Report

Boyd (2013) Appendix 1 ORH AEEF Report August 2013

Boyd (2013) Appendix 2 ORH AEEF Report August 2013

Boyd (2013) Appendix 3 ORH AEEF Report August 2013

ORH AEEF Methodology

ORH AEEF August 2013 - Methodology Final

Supplementary Documents

Bradford-Grieve & Livingston (Eds) (2011) WCSI-Productivity

Branch (2001)

Clark et al (2000) The effects of commercial exploitation on orange roughy

Dunn et al (2009) Fish abundance and climate trends AEBR 31

Dunn et al (2009) Nursery grounds of the orange roughy around New Zealand

Fulton et al (2011)

Garrison & Link (2000) Fishing Effectson Trophic Guild Structure

Heymans et al (2011)

Link & Auster (2013)

Martins et al (2012)

Neubauer et al (2013)

Rice et al (2013)

Tuck et al (2009) Ecosystem Indicators

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.

Benthic Protection Areas Regulations 2007

Deed of Settlement 1992

DOC (2013) Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2013-14

DWG (2011) Marine Mammals Operational Procedures v7 2011-12

DWG (2011) Reporting Operational Procedures v5 2011-12

DWG MFISH (2010) Partnership Agreement

Fisheries Act 1996

Fisheries_Commercial_Fishing_Amendment_Regulations_2009

Fisheries_Commercial_Fishing_Regulations_2001

Fisheries_Reporting_Regulations_2001

Fisheries_Satellite_Vessel_Monitoring_Regulations_1993

Kazmierow et al (2010) Commercial Fishers Compliance Decision Making

Lock & Leslie (2007) New Zealand's Quota Management System - A History of the First 20 Years

MPI (2006) Harvest Strategy Standard Discussion Document

MPI (2008) FAP - Indentification of Candidate Stocks for QMS Introduction

MPI (2008) Fisheries 2030 - Report by PWC

MPI (2008) Harvest Strategy Standard. MFish

MPI (2008) QMS Introduction Process Standard - Exec Summary

MPI (2008) Review of Sustainability Measures and Other Management Measures

MPI (2009) Compliance Information Sheet 01

MPI (2009) Compliance Information Sheet 02

MPI (2009) Stakeholder Consultation Process Standard. Ministry of Fisheries

MPI (2010) 10 Year Research Programme for Deepwater Fisheries. Ministry of Fisheries. 148p

MPI (2010) Compliance Information Sheet 03

MPI (2010) Compliance Information Sheet 04

MPI (2010) Compliance Information Sheet 05

MPI (2010) Compliance Information Sheet 06

MPI (2010) Compliance Information Sheet 07

MPI (2010) Final Advice Paper - Review of Sustainability Measures (01 Oct 2010)

MPI (2010) National Fishing Plan Deepwater and Middledepth Fisheries Part 1A

MPI (2010) National Fishing Plan Deepwater and Middledepth Fisheries Part 1B - Orange Roughy

MPI (2010) Overview of New Zealand Fishery Science Peer Review Processes. Ministry of Fisheries. 10 June 2010. 24p

MPI (2010) Statement of Intent. Minstry of Fisheries

MPI (2011) Annual Operational Plan for Deepwater Fisheries 2011-12

MPI (2011) Operational Guidelines for Harvest Strategy Standard (Review)

MPI (2011) Operational Guidelines for Harvest Strategy Standard

MPI (2012) Annual Operational Plan for Deepwater Fisheries 2012-13

MPI (2013) Annual Review Report -Deepwater-2011-12

MPI (2013) Fisheries Observer Tables 2010-11 & 2011-12

MPI (2013) Review of Management Controls for Orange Roughy 3B

Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992

MPI (2014) Deepwater Research Planning