Have your say on catch limits for Aotearoa’s fisheries

Fisheries New Zealand is inviting feedback on proposed changes to catch limits and other settings across a range of Aotearoa’s fisheries as part of its regular sustainability reviews.

Director Fisheries Management, Emma Taylor, says every six months we review a range of fish stocks around the country and develop proposals focussed on their long-term sustainability.

“In this review, options include increases to catch allowances for twelve fish stocks where information suggests more fish can be sustainably harvested. We’ve also proposed reducing catch limits for five fish stocks to support their ongoing sustainability.”

Proposals are based on the best available information about the fishery, including scientific assessments and feedback from local fishers, iwi, and other stakeholders.

The full list of fish stocks included in this review can be found by scanning this code.

Fisheries New Zealand will analyse the submissions and provide advice to the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries for consideration. Any changes will be announced by the start of the fishing year on 1 October 2024.

The consultation is open now, and we encourage everyone who has an interest in these fisheries to have their say,” says Emma Taylor.

Submissions can be made online until 5pm on Friday 26 July 2024. More information including how to make a submission can be found here: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/consultations/review-of-sustainability-measures-for-fisheries-october-2024-round/ or scan the code above.


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