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Regional Recreational Fishing Forums

2005 to 2009

2005

The Minister of Fisheries announced two initiatives to give "recreational fishers greater input into fisheries decision-making," in January 2005. Along with the Ministerial Advisory Committee the nationwide network of regional recreational fishing forums will recognise "the importance of recreational fishing to New Zealand society."

The Minister asked for nominations of people to join the regional recreational fishing forums at the end of April. Potential participants went through a nomination process in May. The Minister was due to announce the appointments in June.

As of the end of September no nominations have been announced. The Ministry of Fisheries expect the forum appointees to be announced by the end of October.

 

Read what option4 had to say about

  this initiative in January 2005.
  We remain on standby as to the
  value of this forum. We hope it will
 
  of all recreational
  fishers » » » »

 

2006

Despite the formation of the Hokianga Accord, a joint customary and recreational fishing forum, the regional forum planned for Northland will go ahead.

While MFish realise they "don't want to impinge on the customary forum" they have no plans to discontinue with the recreational forum.

To help you understand the focus and achievements of the regional recreational fishing forums we have posted the following documents for your information.

As we receive more information we will post them here for you to read.

More detail is available on the Ministry of Fisheries website » »

If you have any information you would like to add please contact us.

 

 

(Fishing in the Motuihe Channel, 1992)

Correspondence

Foreign Charter Vessels - 2009
Minister's response to NIWC FCV letter
The Minister of Fisheries, Phil Heatley, response to the NIWC forum's letter about Foreign Charter Vessels. The Minister advises that the level of coverage amongst the FCV fleet is considerably higher than the coverage in most of the inshore fisheries.

18 Dec 09


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Minister's response to Northland FCV letter
The Minister of Fisheries, Phil Heatley, responds to the Northland forum's letter about Foreign Charter Vessels. The Minister advises that the Ministry has an annual plan for observer coverage, which is funded by levies from the quota owners.

7 Dec 09


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North Island West Coast forum
The North Island West Coast forum endorse the Northland calls for full observer coverage on foreign charter vessels and are concerned that current coverage is inadequate to effectively monitor the fishing practices and catch reporting on these vessels.

3 Dec 09


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Northland forum
The Northland non-commercial fishing forum letter to the Minister of Fisheries advocating for full observer coverage on foreign charter vessels (FCVs).

17 Nov 09

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2006
The Minister of Fisheries responds to the letter from the North Island East Coast Recreational Forum concerning the Aotea (Barrier) marine reserve.

25 Jul 06

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Letter to Jim Anderton regarding his concurrence decision for the marine reserve at Aotea (Great Barrier Island). Sent with advice paper.

21 Jul 06

Advice paper sent to the Minister to advise of the NI East Coast Forum's objection to the Aotea reserve and why they don't support DoC's approval.

19 Jul 06

Meeting Record

The Shared Fisheries Policy project was number one item of business at the February meeting of the North Island west coast recreational fishing forum.

Feb 2006

The first meeting of the North Island west coast regional recreational fishing Forum was more an introductory session for many of the group from Mokau to the Kaipara.

Oct 2005

MFish Material

A one page summary of the regional recreational fishing forums from the Ministry of Fisheries.

Apr 2006

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Ministers Announcements

Nominations are called from recreational fishers to participate in the regional fishing forums being established around the country.

26 Apr 05

This new initiative of regional recreational fishing forums "will give recreational fishers greater input into fisheries decision-making" says the Minister.

12 Jan 05

Consensus

Is there consensus amongst recreational fishers?

We think so. Please read the following documents and make up your own mind.

Consensus letter sent to the Minister of Fisheries pointing out issues that were fundamental to the resolution of the shared fisheries debate. This letter was signed by the NZBGFC, the NZRFC, Ngapuhi and option4.

19 May 06

Another consensus letter by all three groups and the NZ Angling & Casting Association to the Minister spelling out our opposition to changes to section 21 of the Fisheries Act and supporting other MFish proposals.

Dec 2003

Initial letter of consensus sent to the Minister of Fisheries expressing concerns about the lack of momentum to define and protect our fishing rights. The letter was signed by option4, the NZ Big Game Fishing Council and the NZ Recreational Fishing Council.

Dec 2002

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