Fisheries research programmes

NIWA aims to provide the key science services required by the national and international fisheries sectors and their industry partners.

We intend to help them meet their objectives and obligations, as well as be at the forefront of developing new and improved capability that will result in improved and more cost-efficient monitoring.

NIWA's fisheries research sits within four research programmes.

Our primary stakeholders include the Ministry of Fisheries, Department of Conservation, fishing industry, Māori, recreational fishing sector, and related NGOs. These stakeholders require robust stock monitoring and assessment, and environmental impact assessment, to inform their work.