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Fisheries management system review 2016
On 11 November 2016 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) released the Future Of Our Fisheries (FOOF) consultation documents with the stated intention: “to future-proof New Zealand’s fisheries management system”. A series of public and sector meetings were held around the country. Submission deadline was 23 December 2016.
Given the significance of these discussions the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council (NZSFC) believed it was unreasonable to be given such a short period for consultation amongst our membership. As a largely volunteer organisation it was a challenge to explain and engage with our members especially at that busy time of year.
Our NZSFC Fisheries Management – Marine Protection team reviewed the Ministry’s five volumes of information and issued a Preliminary View on 9 December 2016. Feedback was sought from members and supporters. That feedback informed the final NZSFC submission. The submission was endorsed by the New Zealand Angling & Casting Association and Yachting New Zealand.
This Review follows the 2015 review, which spanned August to December 2015. That process is covered onsite at the Fisheries System Review 2015 page.
At the time Minister Nathan Guy advised the review process (in 2015) could provide for potential changes to fisheries management processes, regulatory changes and amendments to the Fisheries Act.
On November 11th 2016 the Ministry for Primary Industries issued four consultation volumes. They are large, comprehensive documents and take a bit of effort to get through to the end. Also below is a copy of the slideshow presentation used at the various public meetings held around the country to discuss this FOOF initiative.
Technical Advisory Group
In late 2016 Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries, appointed a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to consider the future management options developed by MPI. TAG was also tasked with meeting selected parties who had submitted to the 2016 review.
In December 2016 LegaSea received an invitation to meet with TAG on 1 March 2017. This invitation was accepted and extended to several groups with non-commercial fishing interests. A record of the process is provided below.
Letter to TAG. Recreational interests. 3 Mar 2017
A letter from non-commercial fishing interests to the Technical Advisory Group of the Future of our Fisheries System Review. Letter offers clarity about some of the issues raised by the TAG panel during the meeting on 1 March. Letter dated 3 March 2017.
TAG meeting report. 3 Mar 2017
A team of 12 from various non-commercial organisations attended a meeting with the Ministerial appointed Technical Advisory Group on 1 March 2017. Meeting report dated 3 March 2017.
TAG letter from Yachting New Zealand. 27 Feb 2017
Yachting New Zealand endorse the NZ Sport Fishing Council and our efforts to advocate on behalf of our members and wider non-commercial fishing interests. Yachting New Zealand. 27 February 2017
Submission summary. LegaSea. Jan 2017
One-page summary of the December submission made in response to the Future of our Fisheries (FOOF) proposals. The submission was a joint effort by NZSFC members, the NZ Angling & Casting Association and LegaSea supporters.
Submission. Recreational. 23 Dec 2016
Submission raising concerns that recreational fishing is given only superficial consideration. Submission includes commentary on what the future of recreational fishing could look like and the national benefits that would follow. Joint submission by NZSFC members, the NZ Angling & Casting Association and LegaSea supporters.
Preliminary view. NZSFC. 9 Dec 2016
An overview of the the Ministry of Fisheries’ Future of Our Fisheries (FOOF) proposals compiled by the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council fisheries team. 9 December 2016.
Technical Advisory Group terms. MPI. Dec 2016
Terms of Reference for the Technical Advisory Group appointed by the Minister of Fisheries. Group members include Sir Rob Fenwick (chair), Lesley Campbell, Graham Stuart, Graeme Sinclair and Harry Burkhardt.
Review proposal Volume 1. MPI. 11 Nov 2016
Summary document. Overview of proposals explaining the three strategic proposals and two proposed regulatory changes. MPI. 11 November 2016.
Review proposal Volume 2. MPI. 11 Nov 2016
Fisheries management system review. Details about each of the three strategic proposal and various options to achieve the desired outcomes. MPI. 11 November 2016
Review proposal Volume 3. MPI. 11 Nov 2016
Integrated electronic monitoring and reporting system (IEMARS). Proposed staged introduction of electronic and geospatial reporting from commercial vessels from 1 October 2017, and staged introduction of electronic monitoring of commercial vessels from 1 Oct 2018. MPI. 11 November 2016.
Review proposal Volume 4. MPI. 11 Nov 2016
Enabling innovative trawl technologies (EITT). Various initiatives to enable use of different trawl gear by amending existing regulations (MPI’s preferred option), using non-regulatory provisions, or deregulating the use of trawl gear. MPI. 11 November 2016.
Meeting presentation. MPI. Nov 2016
Slideshow presentation used by MPI at public meetings to explain the FOOF proposals and next steps. MPI. November 2016.
Integrating recreational interests into management. Sutinen. 17 May 2003
Angling management organisations: Integrating the recreational sector into fishery management. Marine Policy Paper. Jon G Sutinen and Robert J Johnston. 17 May 2003.