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Fisheries Management Annual Reports

 

Fisheries Management Annual Report 2016

by Peter Campbell, Chairman.

It has been a year of diversity and intense engagement and I am pleased to report the Fisheries Management - Marine Protection Sub-Committee has produced an array of quality submissions, reports and meeting outcomes on behalf of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council. 

Membership of our fisheries management team remains stable with several newcomers learning by working alongside our experienced contributors. 

We have enjoyed several breakthroughs in the past year, in terms of clarifying what recreational fishing is worth to the New Zealand economy, in defining the barriers to achieve success, and understanding how our members are contributing to the ongoing monitoring of gamefish in New Zealand waters. 

Annual Report 2016

A complete copy of the Fisheries Management - Marine Protection Sub-Committee's Annual Report for the year ending 30th June 2016 is available for downloading. For a PDF copy of the report please click here for a copy of the report.

A one-page summary of the 22-page report is now available. Please download this Fisheries Management Annual Report 2016 summary here.


Fisheries Management Annual Report 2015

by Peter Campbell, Chairman.

As chairman of the Fisheries Management Committee I am pleased to report the team continues to provide quality service and outcomes on behalf of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council. Together we provide the Council and member Clubs with policy, science and legal advice, analysis of proposals, management recommendations and support for local area issues.

This past year we have put much effort into developing connections with national and local organisations that have an interest in the marine environment. Alignment with other organisations is especially important when it comes to regional disputes because it is unrealistic to expect local voluntary groups to grapple with the raft of complex issues arising because of fundamental flaws in the Quota Management System.

One of these flaws is the lack of quality stock assessments for many stocks, which allows sustainable depletion as a management target. The Bay of Plenty and Hawke Bay are just two examples of where depletion is affecting people’s ability to provide for their social, economic and cultural wellbeings from fishing.   

Building understanding, unity and trust amongst national and regional representative organisations is essential if we want to meet the increasingly complex challenges affecting our marine resources.

Annual Report 2015

A complete copy of the Fisheries Management Committee's Annual Report for the year ending 30th June 2015 is available for downloading. For a PDF copy of the report please click here for a copy of the report.


Fisheries Management Annual Report 2014

by Peter Campbell, Chairman.

It has been another busy year for the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council's Fisheries Management team. As chairman of the Fisheries Management Committee it is my privilege to have led the effort in 2014 to defend our interests in having 'more fish in the water' and abundant fish stocks for future generations of New Zealanders. 

Our Committee members, service providers and volunteers have committed countless hours, usually under tight deadlines,  to complete this work on time and have it delivered to various external agencies. I will again take this opportunity to object to unrealistic time frames for consultation that are so one-sided in favour of Ministry officials and their preferred management options. 

Annual Report 2014

A complete copy of the Fisheries Management Committee's Annual Report for the year ending 30th June 2014 is available for downloading. For a PDF copy of the report click here.......[Caution: File size 8MB]


Fisheries Management Annual Report 2013

by Peter Campbell, Chairman.

An unprecedented amount of effort has gone into fisheries management in the past year. It has been my privilege and pleasure to be the Chairman of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council's Fisheries Management Committee in 2013. This team is truly inspiring. 

Our effort to be more proactive in developing policy and principles has largely been ignored by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) officials. This has not been assisted by the Ministry's statement they are "committed to helping the primary industries to double the value of exports by 2025". 

We continue to meet with MPI senior managers to discuss matters of mutual concern and in an effort to have more meaningful input into management processes. 

Annual Report 2013

A complete copy of the Fisheries Management Committee's Annual Report for the year ending 30th August 2013 is available for downloading. For a PDF copy of the report click here.......[Caution: File size 6MB]


Fisheries Management Annual Report 2012

by Peter Campbell, Chairman.

As Chairman of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council's Fisheries Management Committee I would like to thank my Committee and Council colleagues for their efforts over the past 12 months. Committee members include John Chibnall, Mark Connor, Wayne Bicknell and myself.

As a Council we have made a fundamental change to the way we operate - from being mainly reactive, to taking a more proactive role through promoting policy and principles that seek to achieve 'more fish in the water'.

There have also been major changes with the administration of our fisheries. The new regime is managed by the Minister, David Carter, and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Annual Report 2012

A complete copy of the Fisheries Management Committee's Annual Report for the year ending 30th June 2012 is available for downloading. For a PDF copy of the report click here.......[Caution: File size 6MB]


Fisheries Management Annual Report 2011

by Peter Campbell, Chairman.

The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council's Fisheries Management Committee has overseen a year of capacity development and input into a wide variety of activities on behalf of you, our members and supporters. 

The Council's involvement in fisheries management, policy development and environmental protection processes continues to improve. Notwithstanding that there is room for better performance in some areas such as communication.

In the past twelve months the Fisheries Management Committee comprised John Chibnall, Mark Connor, Mark Hemingway and myself.

We have maintained the rigour and discipline required to keep within budget. A big thank you to our Committee members, the NZSFC executive team, those who contribute to the Zone structure and our bevy of service providers.

Annual Report 2011

A complete copy of the Fisheries Management Committee's Annual Report for the year ending 30th June 2011 is available for downloading. For a PDF copy of the report click here.......[Caution: File size 4MB]


Fisheries Management Annual Report 2010

by Peter Campbell.

As Chairman of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council's Fisheries Management Committee I am pleased to present our Annual Report for the year ended 30th June 2010. 

This reporting has become necessary as the Council seeks to become more accountable to its 57 member clubs, in specifying how their affiliation fees are being spent, what fisheries management issues have been addressed and what has been budgeted for in the upcoming year.

Given our clubs' and Council's investment in the four-year Kahawai Legal Challenge it is important for us to monitor how and when the Supreme Court's decision is given effect in Ministerial decisions relating to fisheries of significance to non-commercial interests.

Annual Report 2010

A complete copy of the Fisheries Management Committee's Annual Report for the year ending 30th June 2010 is available for downloading. For a PDF copy of the report click here.......[Caution: File size 1.5MB]

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