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Blue Cod 5


Management of Blue Cod 5

by option4 and NZSFC

2011

 

Contents

nz sport fishing council

Submissions
Reference documents
Media announcement
Minister's decision
MFish Final Advice Paper
MFish letter of advice
MFish Initial Advice  
blue cod 5

Blue Cod 5

 

On 30 June 2011 the Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) confirmed the inshore fish stocks that would be reviewed in the sustainability round for 1 October 2011.

Blue Cod 5 (Southland-Sub Antarctic) was identified as a fish stock warranting review because there were concerns about declining abundance and/or size of fish.

Submissions were due by 29 July 2011. Interested parties had 21 working days to respond.

The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council (NZSFC) worked with a variety of groups to develop a response to the proposal.

 
MFish has advised that commercial Catch Per Unit of Effort (CPUE) has declined since 2004/05 to below the long-term mean, and blue cod biology means the species can be vulnerable to overfishing.

 

Blue Cod 5
Submissions
A submission by the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council advocating for the TACC to be set at the 1986 level and that adequate allowance be made for environmental, recreational and customary non-commercial interests.

29 Jul 11

(590Kb)

paua submission

Preliminary View
A Preliminary View of the Ministry's proposals for Blue Cod 5, from the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council. This reviews the MFish proposals and offers further information to assist people as they consider formulating a response.

15 Jul 11

(350Kb)

paua submission

Reference documents

Decision announcement
Phil Heatley's decision was followed by a media release discussing the management decisions applying from 1 October 2011.

26 Sep 11

(80Kb)

Minister's decision
Phil Heatley's decision follows MFish advice. The TACC will be reduced, but not enough to limit actual catch, and the amateur daily bag limit reduced by 33%, to constrain recreational catch.

23 Sep 11

(350Kb)

MFish Final Advice Paper
The Final Advice Paper from the Ministry to the Minister of Fisheries. MFish recommend the TACC is reduced by 20% which is above actual commercial landings. They also recommend a 33% reduction in amateur daily bag limit.

23 Sep 11

(370Kb)

MFish Letter of Advice
The letter from the Ministry advising that the review of Blue Cod 5 and other fish stocks is underway. Submissions due by 29 July 2011.

30 Jun 11

(90Kb)

paua MFish letter 2010

MFish Initial Advice
The Ministry of Fisheries' Initial Position Paper (IPP) explaining the status of the Blue Cod 5 stock is unknown, but that the stock assessment working group accept the stock is declining.

30 Jun 11

(270Kb)

blue cod 5 proposal

 

 

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