Commercial catch for sharks and rays

New Zealand waters have at least 117 species of chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, and other cartilaginous fish species). They are particularly vulnerable to overfishing because they are long-lived, mature slowly, and have a low reproductive rate. Chondrichthyans are important for healthy ocean ecosystems, and reporting their commercial catch and bycatch helps us understand the sustainability of our fisheries.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Theme
Author Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Email Ministry for the Environment
Source https://data.mfe.govt.nz/table/53508-commercial-catch-for-sharks-and-rays/
Source Created 2016-10-24T21:48:34.300240Z
Source Modified 2016-10-25T03:29:24.590649Z
Language English
Spatial
Source Identifier https://data.mfe.govt.nz/table/53508-commercial-catch-for-sharks-and-rays/
Dataset metadata created 2 February 2020, last updated 1 September 2022