Courtesy of MPI
Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback from persons or organisations having an interest in a blue mackerel (EMA) and kahawai (KAH) quota aggregation limit exemption application.
The application is from Pelco NZ Limited.
The requests are to hold:
Consultation on this application will run for 5 weeks from 20 July to 28 August 2020.
The Fisheries Act 1996 contains provisions that place restrictions on the amount of quota that may be owned by any one person or entity. These restrictions are called aggregation limits.
For blue mackerel, the aggregation limit is 45%, and for kahawai, it is 35% of the combined total allowable commercial catches (TACCs) for each stock.
Section 60 of the Fisheries Act 1996 makes the provision for the Minister of Fisheries to consent to persons holding quota in excess of such aggregation limits, following consultation.
The application submitted by Pelco NZ Limited is provided below. Additional and separate documents provided alongside the application were not included as part of this consultation.
If you can't open the document or would like printed copies, email [email protected]
Feedback on the proposed changes must be submitted by 5pm on 28 August 2020.
While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:
Kahawai and Blue Mackerel Limit Exemptions 2020
Fisheries New Zealand
P O Box 53030
Make sure you include in your submission:
Submissions are public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make submissions available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.
Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in any submissions you have made. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.
21 July 2020