Greenpeace species fact sheet - hoki

Publication - August 11, 2010
The hoki fishery is now New Zealand’s second largest fishery, after quota cuts were implemented following a rapid downward trend in the stock size.

New Zealand hoki, Macruronus novaezelandiae

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The fishery has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, however two seperate appeal panels have found that the the fishery did not deserve its sustainability tick. Many key issues with the fishery – including overfishing of juveniles, highly destructive fishing methods and the death of hundreds of fur seals and sea birds each year – have not been resolved.


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