Trochus fishery

Fishery symbol

  • J1: Trochus fishery (east coast)

Operating area


The fishery is managed through:

  • total allowable commercial catch (TACC)
  • individual transferable quotas (ITQs) units allocated to each licence.


To operate in the fishery, you need a:

Reporting and monitoring

Commercial fishers must:


  • 1 primary boat
  • Up to 4 tender boats

Target species

Size limits

  • Trochus minimum size limit is 8cm (across the widest part of the opening).
  • Trochus maximum size limit is 12.5cm (across the widest part of the opening).