Fishing trawl tows in New Zealand waters

By reporting form, fishing years 1990–2014, thousands of tows

Definitions

Seabed trawling is the practice of towing fishing nets near or along the ocean floor. Bottom trawling is carried out on or near the seabed in both shallow and deep waters. Dredging is carried out on the seabed in shallow waters and targets marine creatures such as scallops.
The commercial fishing year goes from 1 October to 30 September.

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Data provided by

Ministry for the Environment

Dataset name

Environmental Reporting: Fishing effort (number of trawl tows) 1990–2014

Webpage:

https://data.mfe.govt.nz/table/2504-fishing-effort-number-of-trawl-tows-by-year-19902014/data/

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Environmental Reporting: Fishing effort (number of trawl tows) 1990–2014

From the dataset Environmental Reporting: Fishing effort (number of trawl tows) 1990–2014, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 2-76
  • Column: 3
  • Provided: 75 data points

This data forms the table Fishing - Number of trawl tows 1990–2014.

Dataset originally released on:

October 29, 2015

Method of collection/Data provider

This data is collected through TCER (trawl catch effort return), CELR (catch effort landing return), and TCEPR (trawl catch effort processing return) trawl fishing reporting forms. The original source is the Ministry for Primary Industries