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On 12 January 2018 Fisheries New Zealand (FNZ) advised they were consulting on changes to the Total Allowable Catches (TACs), allowances and Total Allowable Commercial Catches (TACCs) in CRA 2, 4, 7 & 8.
Submissions in response to the proposals were due with FNZ by 9 February 2018. Any changes would apply from 1 April 2018.
Stuart Nash, Minister of Fisheries, announced his decisions for the various crayfish stocks on 26 March 2018.
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council welcomed the Minister’s decision for CRA 2 in particular, while acknowledging that closure was an option that the Minister could have chosen. However, there was no political appetite for such action at the time.
CRA 2 Survey report. LegaSea. 9 Apr 2018
Report on the survey of rock lobster fishing interests in CRA 2. LegaSea. 9 April 2018.
Media release. LegaSea. 27 Mar 2018
LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council welcome the Minister’s decision to reduce the TACC in CRA 2 from 200 to 80 tonnes per annum. 27 March 2018.
Minister's decision. Nash. 26 Mar 2018
Stuart Nash’s decisions on the review of TACs in CRA 2, 4, 7 & 8. Released on 26 March 2018.
Advice to Minister
Advice to Minister. FNZ. Mar 2018
Final advice to the Minister on the review of the TACs in CRA 2, 4, 7 & 8. Fisheries NZ. March 2018.
Submission summary. LegaSea. Feb 2018
LegaSea summary of the recent submission responding to the review of TACs in CRA 2, 4, 7 & 8. LegaSea. February 2018.
Submission. Joint recreational. 10 Feb 2018
Submission supporting a closure of CRA 2 to all fishing. Also rejecting the proposed increase in the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) in CRA 4. Submission supports the proposed TACC decrease in CRA 7, and opposes any TACC increase in CRA 8. Joint submission by the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council-LegaSea and the New Zealand Angling & Casting Association. 9 February 2018.
Support submission. NZUA. Feb 2018
Support from NZUA for the joint recreational submission on the review of TAC in CRA 2, 4, 7 & 8. 9 February 2018.
Support letter. Spearfishing NZ. Feb 2018
Spearfishing NZ support letter for the joint recreational submission on the TAC review in CRA 2, 4, 7 & 8. 8 February 2018.
Revised submission. NZRLIC. Feb 2018
Revised submission on CRA 2 proposals by the NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council. 19 February 2018.
All submissions. NRLMG. Feb 2018
Compilation of all submissions to the TAC review in CRA 2, 4, 7 & 8. Compiled by the National Rock Lobster Management Group for Fisheries NZ. February 2018.
Proposal summary. NZSFC. Jan 2018
NZSFC summary of the proposal to review the TACs in CRA 2, 4, 7 & 8. NZ Sport Fishing Council. January 2018.
Proposal. Fisheries NZ. Jan 2018
Proposal to review the TACs in CRA 2, 4, 7 & 8. Fisheries New Zealand. 12 January 2018.