Format of Forms

Many forms can be completed through our online services. Completing these forms online will save you money as the transaction fees are lower. To access the online versions, log in and visit the relevant page.

All forms available for downloading are provided in .PDF format. To use them you will need Adobe Reader, which you can download from Adobe's website for free. All instructions required to download and install this software are on Adobe's site.

Forms marked with an asterisk (*) can be typed on before printing. Click in the box that you want to type into and begin typing. Once you have completed the form you will need to print it and then sign/initial it where necessary and then post it to FishServe. Please remember to send in all pages of the form. If you are using Adobe Reader you will not be able to save the typing that you have added to the form.

Forms should be printed, completed and signed where necessary, and then posted to FishServe, PO Box 297, Wellington, New Zealand.



Catch Effort EDT

Use this form to register for the old version of Cedric - compliant with the Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2001. This can be used for all vessels exempt from the Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2017 until the 31st of March 2018.

If you are wanting to register a trawler over 28m to be compliant with the new Fisheries (Reporting) Regulation 2017, see our Digital Monitoring form section below.


Licensed Fish Receiver (LFR)

Online Services





Digital Monitoring

Registering Authorised Users

Business Continuity Forms

The following templates are only to be used in the event of e-logbook system failure and you have been given a direction by MPI to use them. Ensure you have notified MPI of the nature of the failure by calling MPI on 0800 00 83 33 or emailing them at Use these forms for your own records. You will need to enter and submit the information as per your direction from MPI (usually using the FishServe website or from your e-logbook when it is working again).

Fishing Reports

Cedric Registration