“We ensure that New Zealand gains the maximum economic yields from its inshore fisheries resources, managed within a long-term sustainable framework.”
Fisheries Inshore New Zealand is a non-profit organisation that was established by quota owners, ACE holders and fishers to work together to advance their interests in inshore finfish, pelagic and tuna fisheries. We ensure that New Zealand gains the maximum economic yields from its inshore fisheries resources, managed within a long-term sustainable framework.
Our mission is to provide dynamic and transparent leadership, inform decision making and actively engage with our members, officials and other stakeholders.
We represent participants in New Zealand’s major inshore commercial fisheries, including snapper, blue cod, bluenose, tarakihi, warehou, gurnard, rig, blue moki, flounder, hapuka (groper), trevally, flatfish, school shark and John dory and Coromandel scallops. Tuna and pelagic fishers catch southern blue fin tuna, skipjack tuna, albacore, kahawai and mackerels. Members of Fisheries Inshore New Zealand own more than 51% of the quota in 192 fish-stocks and between 40% and 51% in a further 13 fish-stocks.
Representing the interests of quota holders and local fishers.
Collaborating with Government to ensure improved fisheries management.
Undertaking fisheries research and stock assessment programmes.
Implementing and monitoring fisheries management programmes.
Managing and minimising environmental impacts.
Ensuring integrity at all levels of process and engagement.
Working with others with an interest in the marine environment to ensure our fisheries are healthy.