In July 2013 the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council (NZSFC) developed a policy for rebuilding the Gurnard 2 fish stock.
Gurnard 2 (GUR2) spans the east coast from Cape Runaway to Wellington. A manual was also developed to support the implementation of this policy.
This policy and manual was developed in conjunction with the Hawke's Bay Sports Fishing Club and Zone 5 representatives of the NZSFC.
At the NZSFC's AGM in September 2013 this document was formally adopted as an official Council policy.
As recommended, the Council and contributors will update the manual, as required, to progress the stated objectives of the policy.
This policy is available for adoption by other groups, organisations and individuals that have an interest in marine fishing, conservation and leaving a legacy of abundance for future generations.
Download a copy of the Gurnard 2 policy here.
To rebuild the gurnard stock in Fisheries Management Area 2 to the target level of 40% of the original biomass (B0.4).