The primary aim of the Fishery Resources Monitoring System (FIRMS) is to provide access to a wide range of high-quality information on the global monitoring and management of fishery marine resources.
• Resource Inventory
• Search for Resource Reports
• Status & Trend Summaries (extracted from reports)
FIRMS draws together a unified partnership of international organizations, regional fishery bodies and, in the future, national scientific institutes, collaborating within formal agreement to report and share information on fisheries resources. For effective fisheries information management, FIRMS also participates in the development and promotion of agreed standards.
FIRMS system is part of the Fisheries Global Information System (FIGIS). Information provided by the partners is organized in a database and published in the form of fact sheets. This system provides the data owner with tools to ensure controlled dissemination of high quality and updated information.
New catch limits set for 32 fish stocks New Zealand
The commercial tarakihi (Nemadactylus macropterus) catch in the fisheries areas off the east coast of the North and South Islands is to be reduced by 20 per cent in an effort to rebuild the depleted stock.