New Zealand hoki
First certified as sustainable in March 2001, recertified in October 2007 and entered second reasessment in September 2011.
Species: Hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae)
Location: The main catching areas are off the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Cook Straight and the Chatham Rise to the east of the South Island.
Fishing methods: Mid-water trawling and bottom trawling.
Number of fisheries: 1
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More about hoki
Hoki is an offshore midwater fish, widely distributed but abundant at depths between 200-600 m throughout New Zealand waters. It's also known as whiptail, blue hake or blue grenadier. Hoki are fast growing fish, males may grow up to about 112 cm long, and females up to 130 cm long and 7 kg in weight. Hoki live naturally to about 20-25 years and they feed on shrimps, small fish and squid.
More about the fishing methods
The Hoki fishery is conducted by mid-water and bottom trawling.
91,040 metric tonnes
The majority is exported to valuable markets in the US, EU, Japan and Australia. Of the $294 million hoki earned in 1998, $88 million was from exports to European markets.