Fish stocks

From July-December 2014, six Roundtables gathered information and reported back to the Stakeholder Working Group (SWG).

The Fish Stocks Roundtable aimed to,

  • enhance marine life and fish stocks in the Gulf, in all species that are harvested
  • lift the productivity of the Gulf to support greater recruitment, growth and quality of fish stocks through all stages of the fish life cycle
  • achieve greater overall value from fish stocks (including economic, recreational, customary and ecological value).

This Roundtable's findings presented to the SWG can be viewed below. Please sign up for our monthly newsletters to stay in the loop.


SWG members Raewyn Peart, Dave Kellian (co-Chairs), Alan Proctor, Callum McCallum, Katrina Goddard, Laurie Beamish and Joe Davis were members of the Hauraki Gulf Fish Stockes Roundtable, along with other invited participants with knowledge and expertise in farming, forestry, marine farming, recreational interests, environmental interests, commercial fishing and infrastructure supporting communities. 

Raewyn Peart Roundtable co-Chair/SWG
Dave Kellian Roundtable co-Chair/SWG
Alan Proctor SWG
Callum McCallum SWG
Katrina Goddard SWG
Laurie Beamish SWG/customary uses
Joe Davis

SWG/customary uses

Dave Moore Quota holders/commercial fisheries
Laws Lawson Quota holders/commercial fisheries
Jeremy Helson Quota holders/commercial fisheries
Robyn Garrett Quota holders/commercial fisheries
Megan Andrews Charter operators
Barry Torkington Recreational fishers
Trish Rea Recreational fishers
John Holdsworth Recreational fishers
Clive Monds Environmental Interests
Barry Weeber Environmental Interests



This Roundtable was also advised by experts including:

  • scientists from NIWA (the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research)
  • a specialist coast and catchment scientist experts on specific fisheries e.g. rock lobster (crayfish)
  • an advisor with mātauranga Māori expertise
  • scientists and researchers from the University of Auckland Marine Institute.


Technical Reports

Technical reports to the Fish Stocks Roundtable are loaded below.

Document titleType
Technical Report 1 - Collation of Background Information PDF [937KB]
Technical Report 2 - Synthesis of Issues and Options PDF [1MB]



Advisor presentations to the Fish Stocks Roundtable are loaded below.

MonthDocument titleAuthorType
February 2015  Fish Stocks Roundtable PDF [2MB]
November 2014 Darren Parsons
Marine Ecologist
  Marine Reserves, Biodiversity and Marine Spatial Planning Dr Nick Shears
Marine Ecologist
University of Auckland 
  Impacts of trawling and dredging on bethnic habitats Ian Tuck
Senior Lecturer - Department of Statistics
September 2014 CRA 2 Rock Lobster Management Company  Robyn Garrett
CRA 2 Management
  Assessing fish stocks in the Gulf - an overview Jeremy McKenzie
Fisheries Scientist
Pre-european, historic, and modern harvests from the Hauraki Gulf

Dr Alison McDiarmid
Principal Scientist - Marine Ecology