Wildlife - Estimated fur seal captures in trawl and longline fisheries 2003–2013
Ministry for the Environment
Fur seal: New Zealand fur seal, Arctocephalus forsteri (classified as not threatened)
Commercial fishing years run from spring in one year to autumn in the next year. For example, the 2013 fishing year relates to fishing that took place between 1 October 2012 and 30 September 2013.
Limitations of the data
The accuracy of the data source is of medium quality.
Data provided by
Environmental Reporting: Estimated fur seal captures in trawl and longline fisheries 2003–2013
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Import & extraction details
From the dataset Environmental Reporting: Estimated fur seal captures in trawl and longline fisheries 2003–2013, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 2-45
- Column: 5
- Provided: 22 data points
Dataset originally released on:
September 29, 2015
Purpose of collection
Sea lions and fur seals are the protected species most directly affected by fisheries in New Zealand waters, along with seabirds and dolphins. Estimating the bycatch of sea lions and fur seals indicates the pressures they face from current fishing practices.