Southern Blue Whiting Trawl Fishery Surveillance Audit 2019
The SBW 6B, SBW 6I and SBW 6R trawl fisheries have been MSC certified since 2012 and are undergoing re-assessment in 2019.
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A summary of the key information from these references can be found in the Situation Report.
"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.
Doonan, I J (2018). Objective 2: To apply the agreed harvest control rule to SBW6B, 2018. Final Research Report, unpublished manuscript held by FNZ. 2 p.
MPI (2018). Review of Sustainability Measures for Bounty Platform Southern Blue Whiting (SBW 6B) for 2018/19. Proposal to Alter Total Allowable Catch, Allowances, and Total Allowable Commercial Catch. MPI Discussion Paper No: 2018/04.
O’Driscoll, R.L., Large, K. & Marriott , P.(2018). Acoustic estimates of southern blue whiting from the Campbell Island Rise, August–September 2016 (TAN1610). New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2018/56. 60 p.
"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, C.S.; Chilvers, B.L.; Childerhouse, S.; Constantine, R.; Currey, R.; Mattlin, R.; van Helden, A.; Hitchmough, R.; Rolfe, J. (2016) Conservation status of New Zealand marine mammals, 2013. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 14. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 18 p.
Baker, B., Jensz, K. (2019). 2018 aerial survey of Salvin's albatross at the Bounty Islands. Final report to the Conservation Services Programme, Department of Conservation. Latitude 42, Australia. 11 p.
Baker, C.S., Boren, L., Childerhouse, S., Constantine, R., van Helden, A., Lundquist, D., Rayment W., Rolfe, J.R. (2019). Conservation status of New Zealand marine mammals, 2019. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 29. 18 p.
Finucci, B., Edwards, C.T.T., Anderson, O.F. & Ballara, S.L. (2019). Fish and invertebrate bycatch in New Zealand deepwater fisheries from 1990-91 until 2016-17. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 210. 77 p.
FNZ (2019b). Performance of the 2018 Southern Blue Whiting Fishery and Compliance with the SBW6I Operational Plan. Report prepared by Deep Water Management team, Fisheries New Zealand, October 2019. 2 p.
Richard, Y., Abraham, E. R., & Berkenbusch, K. (2017). Assessment of the risk of commercial fisheries to New Zealand seabirds, 2006–07 to 2014–15. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 191. 133 p.
Sagar, P., Charteris, M., Parker, G., Rexer-Huber, K. & Thompson, D. (2018). Salvin's albatross: Bounty Islands population project. Final report to the Conservation Services Programme, Department of Conservation, prepared by NIWA. 18 p.
"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 scale of the fishery.
FNZ (2019h). Performance of the 2018 Southern Blue Whiting Fishery and Compliance with the SBW6I Operational Plan. Report prepared by Deep Water Management team, Fisheries New Zealand, October 2019. 2 p.
This report will be published when it becomes available.