by the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council
All submissions made by the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council have the objective of achieving the Vision of 'more fish in the water for future generations'.
Due to the extensive, nationwide interests of our 56 clubs the Council submits on a range of issues and proposals.
The following is a list of submissions made duing 2012, with the latest document at the top of the page.
Click on the images to the right of the explanatory note to download the submission document.
Submission - Crayfish regulations. December 2012
All Concessions applying in the Rock Lobster fisheries ought to be revoked by the Minister for Primary Industries, David Carter. The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council supports the status quo for Concession Area Regulations A to H. Also, that all Concession-landed male fish be recorded separately so that the amount of Concession fish being taken can be monitored.
Submission - Proposed new purpose for issuing a special permit. 7 September 2012
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council agrees with MPI that a suitable mechanism is required to provide temporary relief to commerical fishers affected by new management measures in Taranaki. There are existing measures that can be used. There is no need for a new and complex regime......
Submission - Sustainability measures for inshore stocks. 30 July 2012
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council advocates that a precautionary approach, as per the Fisheries Act, must be taken when managing low information fish stocks such as Elephant fish 5, Ghost Shark 2 & 8, Gurnard 3 & 7, and John Dory 7.
Submission - Deemed value rates for Snapper and other stocks. 30 July 2012
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council recommends that all commercial catch taken in excess of the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) in a fish stock will be accounted for by proportionally reducing the amount of catching rights generated in that same stock in the following year.
Submission - Review of Rock Lobster sustainability measures. 3 February 2012
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council has serious concerns that not all of the Rock Lobster fish stocks are being managed in the long-term national interest - to provide for all New Zealanders' social, economic and cultural wellbeing. Instead, priority is being given to the short-term interests of a few investors in Crayfish quota.