Update #1 – Deemed values, Southern bluefin tuna and Marlborough blue cod

Members Update issued February 2011

The NZSFC recommends the Fisheries Minister implement practical controls to curb excessive commercial fishing. Excess catch ought to be reduced from the following year’s catch limits. The decision to increase commercial catch limits for southern bluefin tuna is objectionable, especially when managers know that more cuts will be needed in future years.