calls for nominations from recreational fishers for Ministerial
Benson-Pope, Minister of Fisheries
Mr Benson-Pope says advertisements
will appear in national newspapers this weekend asking for nominations
for the Ministerial Advisory Panel.
The Minister is calling for
up to six fishers from around the country to advise him on recreational
fishing. Mr Benson-Pope says he recognises the importance of recreational
fishing to New Zealand society.
"The creation of an
expert panel will allow me to receive fishers' perspectives on the
strategic issues confronting the recreational sector," he said.
"The Government is committed to all fisheries stakeholders
having opportunities to participate in fisheries management processes."
Panel members will be appointed
by the Minister and meet up to four times a year.
Anyone interested in being
on the Recreational Advisory Panel should provide their name, postal
address and an email address or contact phone number to:
National Recreational Advisory
Ministry of Fisheries
PO Box 1020
The Ministry of Fisheries
will provide further details of the intended operation of the panel,
and information required from applicants. Nominations will close
on 14 March, with the Minister saying it is his intention to name
panel members shortly after.
Pete Coleman (Press Secretary)
(04) 471 9685 or 021 811 003