Tarakihi fish stocks were
considered as suitable for an Adaptive Management Programme (AMP)
in 2002. At that time option4 objected to the implementation of
AMPs in inshore shared fisheries. Strong submissions were made regarding
the Tarakihi 1 fishery and the Minister
at the time, Pete Hodgson, supported our views.
In 2004, we were presented
with AMP proposals for Tarakihi 2 (TAR2), Tarakihi 3 (TAR3), Bluenose
(BNS2), Elephant fish (ELE5), John dory (JDO7), Red gurnard (GUR7),
Pale ghost shark (GSP1 & 5) and School shark (SCH3, 5, 7 &
option4 did not submit
to the 2004 AMP proposals as our resources were focussed elsewhere
- on the kahawai issue but we have attempted to follow the process
and present the information as it becomes available.
The clear intent of Adaptive
Management Programmes is to fish down the stock fast enough to allow
the decline in commercial trawl CPUE to be measured within a certain
time period. We fail to see how AMPs address management issues and
"allow for" non-commercial fishing interests
in our precious inshore shared fisheries.
An explanation on what AMPs are can
be found here »
We do not believe Adaptive
Management Programmes are appropriate management tools to use for
inshore shared fisheries. We will be making more comment on AMPs
in due course.
The Ministry of Fisheries issued its Initial Position Paper (IPP)
for tarakihi and six other species in May 2004. Submissions were
due by 11 June 2004. The Minister, David Benson-Pope issued his
final decision in September 2004. The Ministry of Fisheries's Final
Advice Paper (FAP) was released simultaneously.
a good level of understanding of complex fisheries management scenarios
we believe it is important to read the available data in good order.
For the AMP Review we
present the available information:
- The Minister's Final Decision for tarakihi, bluenose, elephant
fish, john dory, pale ghost shark, red gurnard, school shark and
the shark finning review.
- The Ministry of Fisheries's (MFish) FAP incorporating stakeholders
- MFish management proposal as presented in the Initial Position
- Submissions to the IPP, as available.
Summary of Minister's
- TACC increase in BNS2
- TACC increase in ELE5
- TACC increase in JDO7
- Rejected AMP for GSP1 & GSP5
- Rejected an increase for GUR7.
- Agreed to AMPs for SCH3, 5, 7 & 8.
- Agreed to an increase in TACC and an AMP for TAR2 & TAR3.
- Agreed to keep shark finning under review.
|AMPs - 2004
Update # 48
Programmes - more increases of commercial quotas at the expense
of non-commercial (our) access.
|The Minister of Fisheries's approval
for TACC increases for the tarakihi, bluenose, elephant fish
and john dory fisheries under review.
|Final Advice Paper
| The Final Advice Paper from the Ministry of Fisheries on
the AMP proposals and shark finning review. (Note:
|Ministry of Fisheries - IPP
Paper (IPP) from the Ministry of Fisheries on the Adaptive
Management Programme Reviews for tarakihi, bluenose, elephant
fish, john dory, pale ghost shark, school shark and red gurnard.
(Note: large document)
|MFish - IPP Letter
|Introductory letter from the Ministry of Fisheries
(MFish) asking for submissions on the IPP by 11 June.
|AMPs - 2002
|The NZRFC submission to MFish on AMPs, tarakihi, elephantfish, gurnard 3, snapper 2 and paua 5B, 5D and paua 7.
31 Jul 02
|option4's comments on AMPs in general and more specifically for tarakihi 1 (TAR1) are in this submission sent to MFish.
26 Jul 02