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Blue Cod management

Management of Blue Cod in NZ


Blue Cod management areas  

Blue cod is one of the five most popular species targeted by recreational fishers in New Zealand. It is highly prized for its eating qualities and keeps well after capture.

Management of blue cod has been very controversial, especially in the Marlborough Sounds, Blue Cod 7 fish stock. Much controversy surrounds the closing and recent re-opening of the fishery within the Sounds. That debate continues.

There are several management areas of interest for recreational fishers. Please use the following links to access information we have online for:

blue cod areas
Blue Cod 5 (Otago-Southland)
Blue Cod 7 (Marlborough Sounds)
Blue Cod 8 (Wellington)



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