Flatfish and Hāpuku / Bass Factsheets

Following changes to the electronic reporting circulars that took effect on the 1st of September 2021, you will need to report the 8 species of QMS flatfish, and hāpuku and bass at a species level in your electronic reports.

Please note: These codes only apply to your electronic reports. Flatfish (FLA) and Hapuku / Bass (HPB) can be reported at a group level in your Monthly Harvest Returns (MHRs) only.


Species Factsheets

MPI have put together factsheets for the reporting requirements for the 8 species of flatfish, and hāpuku and bass. These factsheets include images and characteristics of each species to help you identify them.

You can find these by using the links below:


Additional Resources

MPI Document - Itemised list of changes to electronic reporting circulars

MPI Website - 2021 amendments to the electronic catch reporting circulars

MPI Website - Digital monitoring resources


If you have any issues or questions, please contact the helpline on 04 460 9555 or use our online contact form.