Management of Eel Fishery

The Eel Working Group informs the Minister of Primary Industry on the state of the eel fishery and options for management.

Quota Managements regulations limit the total allowable commercial catch

Assessing the health

of eel stock

We are seeing promising improvements in abundance indicated by higher catch per unit effort (CPUE) in most North Island areas.

The Eel Enhancement Company represents the interests of North Island eel quota owners. EECo includes individuals, private companies and Maori entities. Iwi control or hold approx. 50% of North Island eel quota.

Our primary function is to protect and enhance the eel fishery.

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