Southern Blue Whiting
Surveillance Audit 2021
Southern Blue Whiting Trawl Fishery Surveillance Audit 2021
The SBW 6B and SBW 6I trawl fisheries have been MSC certified since 2012 and passed their annual audit in 2019.
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.
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.
Ladroit,Y., O’Driscoll, R.L. and Large, K. (2020). Acoustic estimates of southern blue whiting from the Campbell Island Rise, August-September 2019 (TAN1905). New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2020/26. 56 p.
Large, K. (2021). Review and summary of the time series of input data available for the assessment of southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis) stocks up to and including the 2019 season. New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2021/14. 77 p.
MPI (2020). Review of Sustainability Measures for selected stocks for 1 April 2020. Fisheries New Zealand Decision Paper. Fisheries New Zealand Information Paper 2020/03. Southern Blue Whiting (SBW 6B). pp. 21-29.
"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.
Baird, S.J. & Mules, R. (2020). Extent of bottom contact by commercial trawling and dredging in New Zealand waters, 1989–90 to 2018–19. New Zealand Draft Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No.XX. 157 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., Stephenson, F., Petersen, G., Francis, M. and Pinkerton, M. (2020). Exploring the drivers of spatial distributions of basking sharks in New Zealand waters. POP2020-03 final report for the Conservation Services Programme, Department of Conservation. Prepared by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), 50 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.
Melidonis, M.C. & Childerhouse, S. (2020). New Zealand Sea Lion (Rāpoka) Monitoring on the Auckland Islands for the 2019/20 Season: Field Research Report. Prepared for the Department of Conservation (DOC). 23p. https://www.doc.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/conservation/marine-and-coastal/marine-conservation-services/reports/nz-sea-lions/fieldwork-reports/report2020-nzsl-pop-auckland-island.pdf
Rexer-Huber K., Parker G.C. 2020. Bounty Islands drone trials: feasibility for population assessment of NZ fur seal. Final report to the Conservation Services Programme, Department of Conservation. Parker Conservation, Dunedin. 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 (2020c). Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review 2019-20. Compiled by the Aquatic Environment Team, Fisheries Science Information, Fisheries New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand. 765 p.
The final surveillance report will be uploaded here when available.