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Trevally
Pseudocaranx georgianus
Also known as:
Araara, Jackfish, Silver Trevally
LAST UPDATED: 1 October, 2020

Trevally is caught around the North Island and the north of the South Island, with the main catches from the northern coasts of the North Island. Trevally is taken in the northern coastal mixed trawl fishery, mostly in conjunction with snapper. Since the mid-1970s trevally has been taken by purse seine, mainly in the Bay of Plenty, in variable but often substantial quantities.

Recreational fishers catch trevally by set net and line methods. Although highly regarded as a table fish, some trevally may be used as bait.

Trevally is managed by Fisheries New Zealand using the Quota Management System (QMS).

The risk assessment for trevally is currently under review.

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RISK ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

The risk assessment framework is used to assess the relative environmental risks of Australian and New Zealand wild-caught fisheries on fish stocks and the aquatic environment.

Assessments are undertaken for each species according to multiple ‘units of assessment’ (UoAs). The UoA is a combination of target species/stock and the gear type used by the fishery. Each UoA is assessed against three components for target species, bycatch and ecosystems, and management systems. Each component has a number of performance indicators, which have associated criteria, scoring issues, and scoring guideposts. For each UoA, each performance indicator is assigned a risk score according to how well the fishery performs against the scoring guideposts.

The risk assessment framework is currently under review and new risk assessments will be available soon.

Fishing Areas
Catch Quantities
Commercial catch allowance 2020/21
2,933t
Commercial catch 2018/19
3,090t
Historic catch quantity data
Estimated recreational catch
195t
Estimated customary catch
Unknown
Fishing Methods
Trawl
Seine
Fishing Season
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Peak season
Off season

Risk Assessment Summary

The risk assessment for trevally is currently under review.

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