Fisheries New Zealand have released proposals in the annual sustainability review for stocks in the season beginning on 1 October 2019.
For this round, they've reviewed 13 inshore fish and shellfish stocks and seven deepwater stocks to help rebuild their populations to sustainable levels.
They’ve also proposed to add another four species to the list of stocks reported to them by amateur fishing charter vessels. Fisheries New Zealand believe it would increase their knowledge on some of our most important fish stocks.
A six-week consultation period is now open. Participants are invited to consider the proposals and have their say by making a submission and getting it back to Fisheries New Zealand by email, online survey, or post.
There are consultation documents on Fisheries New Zealand's website for each of the proposals as well as other information that may be helpful when forming feedback. Participants can share their views on one, some of, or all of, the proposals.
Fisheries New Zealand is responsible for managing fisheries resources sustainably and for the best outcome for everyone, today and into the future. This means they often need to make difficult decisions, so any contribution is appreciated – it helps them understand all the potential impacts when making final decisions.
Click here for more information and to read the full consultation documents.
11 July 2019