Kingfish Monitoring Project

Information on the size and age of yellowtail kingfish from North Cape to Cape Runaway is being collected by Bluewater Marine Research to monitor the current state of the stock. The research team recognised Sunfish Charters as being highly successful in locating and landing kingfish and have recruited us to provide statistical data on the kingfish we catch in the Bay of Plenty.

Yellowtail kingfish is a high value recreational species widely distributed in temperate southern hemisphere and temperate north Pacific waters. Most of the IGFA world records for Southern yellowtail are held by fish caught in New Zealand. Yellowtail Kingfish have established New Zealand and the Bay of Plenty as a world class fishery for this powerful species.

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