Environment - Fishing licences issued by Fish and Game 1981–2014

Ministry for the Environment

Limitations of the data

The fish licence-equivalent figures do not reflect how often the licences are used, or the average catch per angler.
Data excludes licences for the Taupō fishery, which are issued by the Department of Conservation.

Data provided by

Ministry for the Environment

Dataset name

Environmental Reporting: Fish licences issued by Fish and Game 1980/81 to 2013/14 seasons

Webpage:

https://data.mfe.govt.nz/table/2543-fish-licences-issued-by-fish-and-game-1980-81-to-2013-14-seasons/

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Import & extraction details

File as imported: Environmental Reporting: Fish licences issued by Fish and Game 1980/81 to 2013/14 seasons

From the dataset Environmental Reporting: Fish licences issued by Fish and Game 1980/81 to 2013/14 seasons, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 2-239
  • Column: 3
  • Provided: 238 data points

Dataset originally released on:

September 29, 2015

Purpose of collection

Fish licences issued by Fish & Game New Zealand provide an indication of recreational fishing activity at freshwater locations around the country.

Method of collection/Data provider

Fish & Game issues fishing licences for adults, families, young adults, and juniors, for whole or part seasons. A whole fishing season runs from 1 October to 30 September. Each type of licence costs a different amount.
Fish & Game converts all the types of licence sold each year to an equivalent number of adult whole-season licences. To do this, it divides the total cost of all licences issued by the cost of an adult whole-season licence. (For example, the cost of a junior whole-season licence is 20 percent of an adult whole-season licence.)