Warehouse hiriwa, Spotted Warehou
Silver warehou are common around the South Island and on the Chatham Rise in depths of 200–800 m. The majority of the commercial catch is taken from the Chatham Rise, Canterbury Bight, southeast of Stewart Island, and the west coast of the South Island.
Silver warehou is managed by Fisheries New Zealand (FNZ) and has been part of the Quota Management System (QMS) since 1986. FNZ works in partnership with Deepwater Group (a not for profit organisation that works on behalf of fisheries quota owners) to manage and monitor various aspects of the fishery.
There are no current recreational fisheries for silver warehou.
These fisheries are currently under reassessment.
The risk assessment framework is used to assess the relative environmental risks of Australian and New Zealand wild-caught fisheries on fish stocks and the aquatic environment.
Assessments are undertaken for each species according to multiple ‘units of assessment’ (UoAs). The UoA is a combination of target species/stock and the gear type used by the fishery. Each UoA is assessed against three components for target species, bycatch and ecosystems, and management systems. Each component has a number of performance indicators, which have associated criteria, scoring issues, and scoring guideposts. For each UoA, each performance indicator is assigned a risk score according to how well the fishery performs against the scoring guideposts. T
The risk assessment framework is currently under review and new risk assessments will be available soon.