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On 19 August 2015 Nathan Guy, the Minister for Primary Industries (MPI), announced a review of the current fisheries management system. It was 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 contact interest groups to seek their “views on the strengths and weaknesses of the current system, and opportunities and priorities for change”.
MPI would 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”.
The second phase of the system review process occurred in 2016. That 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.
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. Those submissions are copied below.
System review. Submission summary. LegaSea. 8 Jan 2016
A summary of the 33-page submission made in response to the fisheries management review in December 2015. Submission made by the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council, affiliated members, the NZ Angling & Casting Association and LegaSea supporters.
Submission. Recreational. 14 December 2015
Submission to achieve more abundant fisheries in New Zealand’s inshore waters. Submission by joint recreational interests the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council-LegaSea and the New Zealand Angling & Casting Association. 14 December 2015.
Copy of submissions. Vol 1. Dec 2015
Copies of a range of submissions to the system review. A mix of commercial and recreational interests’s views. December 2015.
Copy of submissions. Vol 2. Dec 2015
Copy of submissions made in response to the MPI fisheries system review. A mix of commercial and recreational interests’ views. 14 December 2015.
Copy of submissions. Vol 3. Dec 2015
Copy of submissions made in response to the MPI fisheries system review. A mix of commercial, environmental, customary and recreational interests’ views. 14 December 2015.
Meeting report. NZSFC. 28 Oct 2015
Report of a meeting on 28 October between recreational fishing representatives and the MPI policy team to clarify what feedback will be useful and what aspects are not being reviewed during the fisheries system review. Meetings outcomes helped shape the submission made to MPI in December. Report dated 3 November 2015.
Media release. LegaSea. 27 Aug 2015
LegaSea backs a review of the Fisheries Act but the focus has to include recreational fishing interests. LegaSea. 27 August 2015.
MPI advice on review. 21 Aug 2015
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.
Announcement. Minister. 19 Aug 2015
Speech to the Seafood New Zealand 2015 conference. Nathan Guy, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), announces a review of the quota management and fisheries system. 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”. Nathan Guy. 19 August 2015.