North Island West Coast fishery - SNA8

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Fisheries are backing a drive by Sanfords to double the TACC for snapper off the North Island's west coast known as SNA8. There's some info on the Manukau West Coast Fishing Reports thread which I'll copy in here soon.
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https://www.mpi.govt.nz/dmsdocument/45484-Review-of-sustainability-measures-for-snapper-SNA-8-for-202122

10.1 TAC - Total Allowable Catch Option 1 97. Option 1 is an increase to the TAC of 1,280 tonnes, a 72% increase from the current setting. This option is a cautious approach and gives weight to uncertainty of how the fishery and the habitat that supports it may respond to increases in catch. This option provides for a low level of utilisation despite information indicating greater increases would be sustainable. It responds to concerns raised by tangata whenua and recreational fishers that the alternative proposed changes to the TAC are too large and could lead to another decline in the fishery. Under this option, a further review would be scheduled, likely in three years when the stock assessment could be updated with new information and further discussions on levels of utilisation could occur. 98. Under Option 1, projections using long term average recruitment indicate that the SNA 8 biomass is likely to increase from 54% B0 to above 60% B0 over the next five years. Option 1 was not projected using the stock assessment model, the catch settings in Option 1 are anticipated to result in a biomass between Projections 1 and 2. Option 2 99. Option 2 is an increase to the TAC of 1,652 tonnes, a 93% increase from the current setting. This option provides a greater opportunity for utilisation and places weight on the status of the stock while acknowledging uncertainty in how the fishery will respond to a significant increase in TAC. 100. Under Option 2, projections using long term average recruitment indicate that the SNA 8 biomass is likely to increase from 54% B0 to above 60% B0 (95% CI:0.44 to 0.73) over the next five years. There is a 92% probability that under a TAC of 3,437 tonnes the 2026 biomass will be above 50% B0. Option 3 101. Option 3 is an increase to the TAC of 2,009 tonnes, a 113% increase from the current setting. This option provides a greater opportunity for utilisation and places weight on the status of the stock, acknowledging that the biomass is likely to remain high over the next five years. 102. Under Option 3, projections using long term average recruitment indicate that the SNA 8 biomass is likely to increase from 54% B0 to 58% B0 (95% CI:0.43 to 0.71) over the next five years. There is an 89% probability that under a TAC of 3,794 tonnes the 2026 biomass will be above 50% B0 . Option 4 103. Option 4 is an increase to the TAC of 2,367 tonnes, a 133% increase from the current setting. Option 4 recognises the strong recovery of the stock and represents the least cautious option. This option provides a greater opportunity for stakeholders to utilise the fishery and places weight on the status of the stock, acknowledging that the biomass is likely to remain high over the next five years. 104. Under Option 4, projections using long term average recruitment indicate that the SNA 8 biomass is likely to increase from 54% B0 to 57% (95% CI:0.41 to 0.71) over the next five years. There is an 84% probability that under a TAC of 4,152 tonnes the 2026 biomass will be above 50% B0.

15.2 Recreational Controls 156. The options outlined in this paper do not propose any new controls on recreational fishing that would constrain current catch. The current status of the stock is above the default target biomass and the current estimated recreational catch is considered by Fisheries New Zealand to be sustainable. 157. Some stakeholders have suggested that the daily bag limit and MLS should be aligned with the SNA 1 fishery, by increasing the MLS to 30cm and decreasing the daily bag limit to seven. Fisheries New Zealand commissioned an evaluation of alternative recreational snapper MLS and bag limits for SNA 8. The findings of this report indicated that the alignment of MLS and bag limits for SNA 1 and SNA 8 would have a negligible effect on constraining the level of current recreational catch. 

Here we fisheries wanting to increase TACC or remain the same.But who is the Stakeholder/s wanting to reduce recreational to sna1 limits??

Those that fish the Manukau or across the bar it maybe in your interest to attend rather than go "why have we had a cut"


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