On 19 August 2015 Nathan Guy, the Minister for Primary Industries (MPI), announced a review of the current fisheries management system. It is intended to be a high level review and not expected to discuss details such as bag limits or quota limits.
Over the following few weeks MPI officials would be contacting interest groups to seek their "views on the strengths and weaknesses of the current system, and opportunities and priorities for change".
MPI will then collate that feedback into a report and the Minister would decide on the next steps after reviewing that report.
Minister Guy advised, "Possible options include include changes to fisheries management processes within the current legislation, regulatory change, and amendments to the Fisheries Act".
This is a collection of documents relevant to this review process. Click on the right hand image to download the document or follow the link to read more detail.
The second phase of the system review process is referred to as the Future Of Our Fisheries, Te Huapae Mataora mo Tangaroa. More information, proposal documents and sector views are available online at the Future Of Our Fisheries page.
An inshore zone with limited commercial fishing, managing to higher environmental standards and lowering commercial catch levels are simple measures to increase fish abundance, improve catchability and provide for the public's expectations, health and wellbeing. These points were raised in a recent submission responding to the review of New Zealand's fisheries management system.
This document summarises the 33-page submission made in response to the fisheries management review in December 2015. The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council and affiliated members, the New Zealand Angling and Casting Association and LegaSea supporters were parties to the comprehensive submission. Your feedback is encouraged. Contact details attached.
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council and affiliated members, the New Zealand Angling and Casting Association and LegaSea supporters contributed to this comprehensive submission. The submission sets out fisheries management 101 - First set a very strong environmental standard and stick to it, then ensure that commercial users pay a fair fee for the commercial exploitation of common property fisheries resources. The rest is detail. New Zealand's fisheries management system fails on both counts.
Copies of all submissions to the 2015 Review process were made available by MPI at the outset of the 2016 Future Of Our Fisheries process. These submissions are copied below. Please check size of file before downloading.
2015 Responses - 11 submissions
A mix of commercial and recreational interests' views. (7.1 MB)
2015 Responses - 10 submissions
A mix of commercial and recreational interests' views. (7.2 MB)
2015 Responses - 11 submissions
A mix of commercial, environmental, customary and recreational interests' views. (10 MB)
LegaSea is pleased to hear the Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announce a major review of the Fisheries Act, but spokesman Scott Macindoe says the government needs to broaden its focus to take into account the value of recreational fishing.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is about to start a review of New Zealand's fisheries management system to ensure it is still achieving its purpose and is maintaining fisheris for current and future generations.
Nathan Guy, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), announced a review of the quota management system in a speech to the Seafood New Zealand 2015 conference. Officials are now "scoping options for an operational review. The long term aim is to deliver greater net value to all sectors - commercial, recreational and customary, while enhancing the sustainability of our fisheries".