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Management of Snapper in New Zealand




Management proposals

Snapper management areas

Reference documents



To achieve a good level of understanding of complex fisheries management scenarios we believe it is important to read the available data in good order.

The various documents have been broken up and reorganised by each snapper fishery. This facilitates downloading as, intact, these documents are big and unwieldy.

For each fishery management proposal we have submitted to we present the available information and our submission alongside others views.

  1. The Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) management proposal as presented in the Initial Position Papers (IPPs).
  2. The Minister of Fisheries' "Preliminary View" letter, if published.
  3. Submissions to the IPP from option4 and others, as available.
  4. The MFish Final Advice Paper (FAP) incorporating stakeholders submissions.
  5. The Minister's Final Decision for the species.
  6. Articles and Letters relating to this fishery, as available.


Snapper Areas

New Zealand is divided into six areas for the management of snapper. SNA1, SNA2, SNA3, SNA7, SNA8 and SNA10.

Location of boundaries of the snapper (SNA) Quota Management Areas.


Management proposals

At the moment we have documents online that relate to:

SNA2 - Cape Runaway to Wellington
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SNA8 - West coast North Island
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Reference documents



This document reviews the various snapper stocks and describes the overfished nature of most of these stocks. The report notes that the fisheries are reasonably stable, but at relatively low catch levels. MFish FARD 88/26.

Dec 1998

(PDF 1.4MB)

Variations in growth, mortality, and population density of snapper, in the Hauraki Gulf. Snapper in the Gulf are heavily exploited, this report only deals with trawling, the vulnerability of stocks to fishing, and variations in populations, growth, and age of snapper. Fisheries Research Bulletin No. 14.


(PDF 2.1MB)



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