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How are fish measured NZ?

How are fish measured NZ?

Measuring fish and shellfish

  1. Finfish length is measured from the tip of the nose to the middle ray or ‘V’ in the tail.
  2. Measure the flat face of the pāua in a straight line. Do not measure over the curve of the shell.
  3. Measure the greatest diameter of the shell.

What is the legal size for kahawai?

Fishing for kahawai The recreational catch limit for kahawai is 20 fish. Kahawai were introduced into the Quota Management System in 2004. The commercial catch limit for the main fishery – between North Cape and East Cape – is 1075 tonnes, out of a national commercial limit of 2728.

How do you measure fish size?

Total Length is measured from the most forward point of the head, with the mouth closed, to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed, while the fish is lying on its side.

What is the legal size for snapper in New Zealand?

Table 1: Individual species daily limits within the combined bag limit

Finfish species Maximum daily limit per active fisher Min set net mesh size (mm)
Kingfish Daily limit of 5 with no more than 3 kingfish 100
Snapper (Auckland East – SNA1)** 7 125
Snapper (Auckland West)** 10 125
Snapper (Auckland/Kermadecs) 15 125

How big does a fish have to be to keep it?

The minimum size limit is 24 inches fork length (PDF)(opens in new tab), except that up to five fish less than 24 inches fork length may be taken or possessed.

What size snapper can you keep NZ?

What is the snapper limit in NZ?

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced that snapper bag limits in the country’s most popular fishery will be reduced from nine to seven, and the minimum legal size increased from 27cms to 30cms from April 1.

What does size of fish mean?

Overall length Standard length (SL) is the length of a fish measured from the tip of the snout to the posterior end of the last vertebra or to the posterior end of the midlateral portion of the hypural plate. Simply put, this measurement excludes the length of the caudal (tail) fin.

What is the size of trout you can keep?


Species Limit Size
Large Mouth Bass 5 12 Inches
Striped Bass 10 No Size
Crappie/Bluegill/Sunfish 25 No Size
Trout 5 No Size

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