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Articles and Letters

2000 to 2011

 

In an effort to raise public awareness and offer people as much information as possible, option4 has compiled the following list of articles, letters and Alerts.

This material has been written by a variety of people with an interest in achieving 'more fish in the water'. Please help yourself to any information you are interested in.

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2011 2008 2005 2002
2010 2007 2004 2001
2009 2006 2003 2000


News - Articles and Letters - 2011

 

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option4 Update#149 - More at stake than just a fishing license
option4 update 149
July
Accord Update#43 - Abundance of topics at Oturei hui
accord update 43
June
option4 Update#148 - Back to the future
option4 update 148
June
option4 Update#147 - We don't know how lucky we are
option4 update 147
May
option4 Update#146 - Broad fishing interests at risk
April
Accord Update#42 - Fish for life and health
April
option4 Update#145 - Proportional shares eat into fishing future
March
Accord Update#41 - A hotbed of issues at next hui
Feb/Mar
option4 Update#144 - Common law or statutory fishing right
February
option4 Update#143 - Standby to protect your fishing interests
January
Accord Update#40 - A harsh lesson of statutory management
January

News - Articles and Letters - 2010

 

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option4 Update#142 - Latest news, Xmas gifts and tagging study
December
option4 Update#141 - No excuse for incompetence and mediocrity
December
Accord Update#39 - Ministerial approval generates celebrations
December
NZ Fisher Update #1 - More fish in the water
November
option4 Update#140 - What will it take for MFish to listen?
November
Accord Update#38 - Ministerial dallying causing frustration
November
Inequitable trade off in fisheries carve-up, by Trish Rea
29 Oct
Ngapuhi chairman's response letter to MFish kahawai claims
21 Oct
MFish Chief's letter objecting to Ngapuhi's kahawai statements.
21 Oct
Kahawai under strain - Ngapuhi perspective on kahawai decision
7 Oct
option4 Update#139 - Squealers, dreamers and kahawai dealers
Oct
Accord Update#37 - Lack of leadership riles northern interests
Oct
option4 Update#138 - Kahawai, blue cod and Reel Action wind-up
22 Sept
Accord Update#36 - Accord wary of closed-door decision forums
Sept
option4 Update#137 - What are the Minister's kahawai priorities?
Sept
option4 Alert #16 - Restore our precious kahawai and survey
11 Aug
Accord Update#35 - Will the mighty kahawai ever be plentiful?
August
option4 Update#136 - Should we be scared?
August
Hokianga Accord Update#34 - More or less kahawai?
July
option4 Update#135 - Cautious optimism about kahawai proposals
July
Antarctic Toothfish Hypocrisy, North & South article (5.7MB)
June
NZ Spearo option4 Update#4 - High stakes at risk for sea lovers
June
Hokianga Accord Update#33 - Matariki, A new beginning
June
option4 Update#134 - NZ's fisheries are well managed?
June
Hokianga Accord Update#32 - Hui backs local management
May
option4 Alert #15 - Access to the foreshore under threat
27 May
option4 Update#133 - Massive turbines for Kaipara Harbour
May
Hokianga Accord Update#31 - A mighty Kauri has fallen
April
option4 Update#132 - Creating an over arching body for fishers
April
Marine degradation catalyst for alliance, Mangawhai Focus article
9 April
option4 Update#131 - Winner of Hiwi the Kiwi raffle
19 Mar
Hokianga Accord Update#30 - Next hui for more fish in the water
March
option4 Update#129 - A bouquet and a precautionary quest
March
option4 Update#130 - Hiwi the Kiwi Goes Fishing raffle
19 Feb
Hokianga Accord Update#29 - Exciting relationship developments
February
option4 Update#128 - Dodgy principles in crayfish proposals
February
Hokianga Accord Update#28-Support for Deep Water Cove rahui
January
option4 Update#127 - Compensation, what are the principles?
January

News - Articles and Letters - 2009

 

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option4 Update#126 - Black Magic lures and a boat prize
December
Hokianga Accord Update#27 - Species remain public property
December
option4 Update#125 - Compensation: the one that got away
December
option4 Update#124 - Rights changes 'real possibility'
November
option4 Update#123 - Foreigners in our fisheries
October
Hokianga Accord Update#26 - Seaweed - last commercial target
October
option4 Update#122 - Pre-determined 2030 Vision process
October
Marlborough Blue Cod issue needs action, by Lloyd Hanson
22 Sept
Quota system not working for NZ, by Grant Dixon
18 Sept
Hokianga Accord Update #25 - Minister to "fix" skewed 2030
Sept
Foreigners not the only scandal in fisheries, by Trish Rea
14 Aug
option4 Update#121 - Matariki, a new year, a new challenge
August
Hokianga Accord Update#24 - Matarlki, a new management year
August
option4 Update#120 - How many fish do we actually catch?
August
Hokianga Accord Update#23 - Common aspirations for fisheries
July
option4 Update#119 - 2030 catalyst for environmental alliance
July
NZ Spearo option4 Update#3 - Vigilance required in fisheries
June
Hokianga Accord Update#22 - Positive progress at Whitiora
June
option4 Update#118 - Amateur zones - panacea or pitfall?
June
Hokianga Accord Update#21 - Hui dates and venue confirmed
May
option4 Update#117 - Prospects of amateur fishing zones
May
option4 Update#116 - Kahawai, management and innovation
April
Hokianga Accord Update#20 - New dates for hui and rahui
April
option4 Update#115 - Ministry management a disgrace
April
option4 Update#114 - More snapper, spearo special and kahawai
March
Hokianga Accord Update#19 - Next hui confirmed
March
option4 Update #113 - Fanatical fishos top the scales
March
NZ Spearo option4 Update#2 - Tax breaks for generous Kiwis
February
Hokianga Accord Update#18 - Where are the fish?
February
option4 Update #112 - Do more eggs equal more snapper?
February
Hokianga Accord Update#17 - Mischief-makers thwart project
January
option4 Update #111 - Abundance is the key
January

News - Articles and Letters - 2008

 

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option4 Update #110 - A glimmer of hope as Christmas nears
9 Dec
Hokianga Accord Update#16 - Mountains to sea management
December
option4 Update #109 - History never repeats?
December
Hokianga Accord Update#15 - Solid support for Kerikeri mataitai
November
option4 Update #108 - Concerns still for process
November
NZ Spearo option4 Update#1 - More fish in the water
October
Hokianga Accord Update#14 - Sweet and sour reception
October
option4 Update #107 - At least we can still catch fish, can we?
October
Hokianga Accord Update#13 - Fisheries Act Amendment
Sept
option4 Alert #14 - Sea's bounty at risk from dodgy practices
Sept
option4 Update #106 - Smokescreen covers cracks in Bill
Sept
Hokianga Accord Update#12 - Hasty legislation outcomes
August
option4 Update #105 - Critical issue veiled in secrecy
August
Hokianga Accord Update#11 - What fish? There are no fish
July
option4 Update #104 - The immeasurable joys of fishing
July
Hokianga Accord Update#10 - Improving legislation for more fish
June
option4 Update #103 - Unjustified punitive measures
June
Hokianga Accord Update #9 - We can do better!
May
option4 Update #102 - Guardians of the Sea
May
option4 Update #101 - option4 century and will blue cod survive?
15 April
Hokianga Accord Update #8 Successful recipe for environment
April
option4 Update #100 - Celebration time!
April
Hokianga Accord Update #7 - Hokianga here we come!
March
option4 Update #99 -Marine reserves coming to a place near you
March
Hokianga Accord Update#6 -Environment and reserves hot topics
February
option4 Update #98 - A promising start for our fisheries
February
option4 Update #97 - Brighter prospects for management
February
Hokianga Accord Update #5 - Promising start to 2008
January
option4 Update #96 - Fisheries ignorance tackled
January

News - Articles and Letters - 2007

 

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Hokianga Accord Update #4 - Where has $17 million gone?
December
option4 Update #95 - Christmas is here and the fish are biting
December
option4 Update #94 - Just do it, manage our fisheries sustainably
December
Hokianga Accord Update#3 - NZ Fishing News supports the forum
November
option4 Update #93 - Dolphin commonsense called for
November
option4 Update #92 - Startling fishing technology revealed
October
Hokianga Accord Update #2 - Marine protection, on who's terms?
October
option4 Update #91 - Set netting debate keeps rolling on
October
Hokianga Accord Update #1 - More fish in the water
Sept
option4 Update #90 - Are fishermen at risk of extinction?
Sept
option4 Update #89 - Using the QMS to achieve abundance
August
option4 Update #88 - Deeming, next hui and kahawai appeal
July
option4 Update #87 - Legalised overfishing
July
option4 Update #86 - Kahawai Challenge - mark your diaries
June
option4 Update #85 - Fishing rights not for sale
June
option4 Update #84 - Industry appeal against kahawai win
May
option4 Update #83 - A positive sign of things to come?
May
Shared Fisheries, a house built on sand, by Bill Kirk
April
option4 Update #82 - A Pakeha recreational fishing perspective
April
Update Special - Chesters fishing contest, you aint seen nothing
March
option4 Update #81 - Shared Fisheries submission completed
March
option4 Alert #13 - 'The Peoples' Submission' finalised
February
option4 Update #80 - Government is after our fish again!
February
option4 Update #79 - Fishing freedom is priceless
January

News - Articles and Letters - 2006

 

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option4 Alert #12 - Shared Fisheries preliminary view
December
option4 Update #78 - Shared Fisheries will affect all fishers
December
option4 Update #77 - Big cuts to bag limits likely
November
option4 Alert #11 - Challenging week in High Court
November
option4 Alert #10 - At last the Kahawai Challenge gets to Court
November
option4 Update #76 - Sustainable shared fisheries
October
option4 Alert #9 - More fish in the water, will you help?
Sept
option4 Update #75 - Conservation without confiscation
Sept
Truth is stranger than fiction, Trish Rea
30 Aug
option4 Update #74 - Who said history never repeats?
August
option4 Update #73 - Shared Fisheries and the Minister
July
Non-commercial fishers slam Ministry paper
19 Jun
option4 Update #72 - Making a difference
June
option4 Update #71 - The Ultimate Challenge
May
option4 Update #70 - Fishing for food or profit?
May
Fish depletion letter to editor, Steve Sangster
April
option4 Update #69 - Sharing success in fisheries
April
Fish suffering due to MFish and quota system, Glen Wilson
April
option4 Update #68 - Recreational fisheries important to all
March
option4 Update Special - option4 winner of Chester's contest
March
option4 Update #67 - Give option4 your mandate in battle
February
World-class fisheries management, MFish Chief Executive
17 Jan 06
Recreational fishers unfairly punished, Steve Radich
11 Jan 06

News - Articles and Letters - 2005

 

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Kahawai Update #14 - Big thanks and Xmas lucky draw
December
option4 Update #65 - Unique fisheries forum
December
Kahawai Update #13 - Proportional allocation, the simple truth
December
option4 Update #64 - Danger ahead for fishing
November
option4 Update #63 - Good and bad news on submissions
November
Kahawai Update #12 - Legal challenge only hope
October
option4 Update #62 - Tangata whenua invite fishers to forum
Sept
option4 Newsflash #2 - Bouquet for United Future Outdoor Rec
Sept
option4 Update #61 - Promises for improved fisheries
August
option4 Update #60 - Confiscation in the name of conservation
July
option4 Alert #8 - Have your say on important fisheries
July
option4 Newsflash #1 - Serious impacts on bag limits
July
option4 Update #59 - More fish in the water
June
option4 Update #58 - United we stand
June
option4 Update #57 - Public lose again in fisheries management
May
option4 Update #56 - Marine protection and fisheries
May
option4 Update #55 - Spotlight on fisheries (mis)management
April
option4 Update #54 - MPAs - politically driven madness
April
option4 Update #53 - Meritorious
March
option4 Update #52 - Stand and fight or kahawai is off the menu
February
option4 Update #51 - option4 - Why, how and now
February
option4 Update #50 - Divide and conquer
January

News - Articles and Letters - 2004

 

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option4 Online Update #45 - Big issues, kahawai and foreshore
August
option4 Update #49 - Kahawai challenge - a future investment
December
Paul's Fishing Kites - Important kahawai message
December
option4 Alert #7 - Kahawai, stand and fight or lose it
December
option4 NZFN Update #48 - Adaptive Management Programmes
November
option4 Update #47 - Minister in Court over kahawai
November
option4 Online Update #46 - Kahawai and marine protection
October
option4 NZFN Update #46 - Kahawai - who's saying what
Sept
option4 Online Update #45 - Big issues, kahawai and foreshore
August
option4 NZFN Update #45 - Kahawai decision, what will it bring?
August
option4 Online Update #44 - Foreshore, kahawai and aquaculture
July
option4 NZFN Update #44 - Private or public foreshore
July
option4 Online Update #43 - Reserves, kahawai and humour
June
option4 NZFN Update #43 - Protecting our environment
June
option4 Online Update #42 - Kahawai, MFish and the law
May
option4 NZFN Update #42 - A Ministry out of control
May
option4 Online Update #41 - Kahawai and big game submissions
April
option4 NZFN Update #41 - Time to stand up for a fair go
April
option4 Alert #6 - Kahawai quota proposals
April
option4 Online Update #40 - Kahawai - Our fish - Our people
March
Property rights in fisheries, by Steve Radich
February
option4 Online Update #39 - MFish kahawai claims
February
Let Them Eat Cake, by Mark Feldman
February
option4 NZFN Update #39 - Kahawai - Ministry claim no scarcity
February

News - Articles and Letters - 2003

 

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option4 Online Update #33 - Rights and reserves
December
option4 NZFN Update #33 - Its time for you to get involved
December
option4 Online Update #32 - Planning for the future
October
option4 NZFN Update #31 - Reserves - twisting the truth
October
option4 Online Update #31 - Kingfish - courage under fire
Sept
option4 Online Update #30 - Rights and marine protection
August
option4 NZFN Update #30 - Great Barrier marine reserve
August
option4 Online Update #29 - Great Barrier Island proposal
July
option4 NZFN Update #29 - DoC bargain Barrier sold for $120
July
Put that kingfish back so commercials can catch their new quota
July
option4 Update #28 - The right to fish for food
June
option4 Alert #5 - Great Barrier marine reserve proposal
18 June
option4 Alert #4 - Auckland West Coast proposals
4 June
option4 Update #27 - What option4 stands for
May
option4 Update #26 - Rights reform process
April
option4 Online Update #24 - Consensus achieved and working
April
option4 Update #25 - First Reference Group meeting
March
option4 NZFN Update #24 - Consensus achieved
February
option4 Alert #3 - Tiritiri Matangi marine reserve proposal
22 Feb
option4 Alert #2 - Fiordland regulation proposals
28 Jan
option4 Update #23 - Kingfish - how much quota?
January
option4 Alert #1 - Volkner Rocks marine reserve
11 Jan

News - Articles and Letters - 2002

 

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option4 Update #22 - Process - what process?
December

Something smells off in the world of fishing quotas, J Gardiner

November
option4 Update #21 - Brick bat and bouquet
November
option4 Update #20 - Public consultation
October
option4 Update #19 - Ministry of Commercial Fisheries?
Sept
option4 Update #18 - Does their arrogance deserve your vote?
July
option4 Update #17 - Open letter to the Minister of Fisheries
June
NZ Fishing News Editorial, Grant Dixon
May
option4 Update #16 - Not the reply we were hoping for
May
option4 Update #15 - option4 responds to Cabinet Paper
April
option4 Update #14 - Is this public consultation?
March
option4 Update #13 - Cabinet Paper presentation
February

News - Articles and Letters - 2001

 

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option4 Update #12 - Minister says no consensus
18 Dec 01
option4 Update #11 - Time to put up or shut up
10 Nov 01
option4 Update #10 - Ministerial Group update
11 Oct 01
option4 Update #9 - We the silent majority
31 Aug 01
option4 Update #8 - Boat show winners
18 Jun 01
option4 Update #7 - Boat show here we come
29 May 01
option4 Update #6 - Licencing off menu
18 Apr 01
option4 Update #5 - One down three to go
12 Mar 01

NZ Fishing News - Editorial, Grant Dixon

February

News - Articles and Letters - 2000

 

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option4 Update #4 - option4 delivers
23 Dec 00
option4 Update Special - Submissions still coming in!
22 Dec 00
option4 Update #3 - option4 submission online
13 Dec 00
option4 Update #2 - Soundings deadline extended
21 Nov 00

option4 Update #1 - Get stuck in

7 Nov 00

Soundings Stir Public Fishers, Hon. Pete Hodgson

2000

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