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Variety

Butterfish, Antarctic

Hyperoglyphe antarctica

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

New Zealand - Southwest Pacific Ocean (BNS2)

Overall Rating

2.37 / 5

Summary

Habitat: Harvest method can damage coldwater corals, sponges and seafloor habitat.  

 

Management: Legislative and policy frameworks are generally robust for the harvest of bluenose, but a lack of quantitative data on retained species caught alongside bluenose, and bycatch species, limits management efficacy. Where observer coverage occurs, data collection is robust and can be used for enforcement purposes. Opportunities are extensive for stakeholder involvement in the management of bluenose fishing activity (e.g., through working groups and public consultations). Management decision-making involves a significant amount of consultation and the promulgation of decision papers.

 

Bycatch: Harvest method catches albatrosses and other seabirds that are listed as "Near Threatened" or "Vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Variety

Butterfish, Antarctic

Hyperoglyphe antarctica

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

New Zealand - Southwest Pacific Ocean (BNS1)

Overall Rating

2.66 / 5

Summary

Abundance: there are concerns about stock status of this species in New Zealand waters despite the implementation of catch reductions.


Management: Legislative and policy frameworks are generally robust for the harvest of bluenose, but a lack of quantitative data on retained species caught alongside bluenose, and bycatch species, limits management efficacy. Where observer coverage occurs, data collection is robust and can be used for enforcement purposes. Opportunities are extensive for stakeholder involvement in the management of bluenose fishing activity (e.g., through working groups and public consultations). Management decision-making involves a significant amount of consultation and the promulgation of decision papers.

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Variety

Butterfish, Antarctic

Hyperoglyphe antarctica

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

New Zealand - Southwest Pacific Ocean (BNS1)

Overall Rating

2.37 / 5

Summary

Habitat: Harvest method can damage coldwater corals, sponges and seafloor habitat.  

 

Management: Legislative and policy frameworks are generally robust for the harvest of bluenose, but a lack of quantitative data on retained species caught alongside bluenose, and bycatch species, limits management efficacy. Where observer coverage occurs, data collection is robust and can be used for enforcement purposes. Opportunities are extensive for stakeholder involvement in the management of bluenose fishing activity (e.g., through working groups and public consultations). Management decision-making involves a significant amount of consultation and the promulgation of decision papers.

 

Bycatch: Harvest method catches albatrosses and other seabirds that are listed as "Near Threatened" or "Vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Variety

Butterfish, Antarctic

Hyperoglyphe antarctica

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

New Zealand - Southwest Pacific Ocean (BNS2)

Overall Rating

1.83 / 5

Summary

Habitat: Harvest method can damage coldwater corals, sponges and seafloor habitat. 


Management: Legislative and policy frameworks are generally robust for the harvest of bluenose, but a lack of quantitative data on retained species caught alongside bluenose, and bycatch species, limits management efficacy. Where observer coverage occurs, data collection is robust and can be used for enforcement purposes. Opportunities are extensive for stakeholder involvement in the management of bluenose fishing activity (e.g., through working groups and public consultations). Management decision-making involves a significant amount of consultation and the promulgation of decision papers.

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Variety

Butterfish, Antarctic

Hyperoglyphe antarctica

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

New Zealand - Southwest Pacific Ocean (BNS1)

Overall Rating

1.83 / 5

Summary

Habitat: Harvest method can damage coldwater corals, sponges and seafloor habitat. 


Management: Legislative and policy frameworks are generally robust for the harvest of bluenose, but a lack of quantitative data on retained species caught alongside bluenose, and bycatch species, limits management efficacy. Where observer coverage occurs, data collection is robust and can be used for enforcement purposes. Opportunities are extensive for stakeholder involvement in the management of bluenose fishing activity (e.g., through working groups and public consultations). Management decision-making involves a significant amount of consultation and the promulgation of decision papers.

Learn more about harvest methods

Variety

Butterfish, Antarctic

Hyperoglyphe antarctica

Method

Wild

Midwater trawls

Location

New Zealand - Southwest Pacific Ocean (BNS2)

Overall Rating

2.66 / 5

Summary

Abundance: there are concerns about stock status of this species in New Zealand waters despite the implementation of catch reductions.


Management: Legislative and policy frameworks are generally robust for the harvest of bluenose, but a lack of quantitative data on retained species caught alongside bluenose, and bycatch species, limits management efficacy. Where observer coverage occurs, data collection is robust and can be used for enforcement purposes. Opportunities are extensive for stakeholder involvement in the management of bluenose fishing activity (e.g., through working groups and public consultations). Management decision-making involves a significant amount of consultation and the promulgation of decision papers.

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