Snapper, New Zealand (Tai) – Longline
Snapper are found in subtropical regions of the western Pacific Ocean including New Zealand, Australia, China and Japan.
In New Zealand, Snapper are a commercially important fishery. Due to prudent fisheries management, most Snapper populations in New Zealand are stable or recovering from their previously overfished status.
Juvenile Snapper inhabit muddy estuaries, while adults mostly inhabit rocky reefs, but are also found in mud and sea grass habitats.
Most New Zealand Snapper are caught using longlines, which can result in the incidental catch of seabirds.