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Coromandel Scallops

Coromandel Scallops (SCA CS)

Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty

 

Due to the highly variable nature of the scallop population, the Ministry of Fisheries review the status of the Coromandel scallops (SCA CS) fishery every year. The purpose of the annual survey is to determine how much, if any, extra catching rights will be allocated for that particular year.

An outcome of the survey is an Initial Position Paper (IPP) that gives the survey results and the Ministry's proposals for increasing the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the upcoming fishing season.

              

 

2010 Consultation Process


Coromandel Scallops - 2010

Submissions

A joint submission from NZ Sport Fishing, the Hokianga Accord and option4 rejecting the MFish proposed in-season increase for commercial harvesters. The joint submitters want commercial dredging excluded from low-density areas, to protect the environment.

28 Jul 10

(Pdf 360Kb)

The Coromandel Scallop Fishermen's Association supports an ACE increase to 100 tonnes, and proposes that both the recreational and customary allowances remain at 7.5 tonnes.

Jul 10

(Pdf 60Kb)

Whangamata Seafoods has been involved in the Coromandel scallop fishery for 33 years. They support an increase in commercial catch limits from 22 to 100 tonnes, and object to the 34 percent mortality rate quoted in the IPP.

Jul 10

(Pdf 80Kb)

The NZ Seafood Industry Council (SeaFIC) supports option 1, an increase in commercial catch limits from 22 to 100 tonnes. SeaFIC also notes errors in the IPP and expects MFish to amend their Ministerial advice accordingly.

Jul 10

(Pdf 70Kb)

The NZ Recreational Fishing Council supports the baseline commercial catch limit of 22 tonnes and suggests this could increase to 65 tonne after a mid-season review of the scallop fishery.

28 Jul 10

(Pdf 170Kb)

Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Maori Fisheries Trust, supports MFish's option 1 - an increase of commercial catch limits from 22 to 100 tonnes. TOKM also supports the submissions from other commercial stakeholders.

27 Jul 10

(Pdf 70Kb)

The Mount Maunganui Sport Fishing Club do not support a commercial in-season harvest increase from 22 to 100 tonnes. The Club strongly disagrees that there is an abundance of scallops off Papamoa and Motiti.

27 Jul 10

(Pdf 60Kb)

Ngai Te Rangi Fisheries, of Mount Maunganui, is a holder of quota shares in the Coromandel Scallop fishery. Ngai Te Rangi support option 1 - the maximum increase in commercial harvest levels.

23 Jul 10

(Pdf 100Kb)

MFish documents & decision

Phil Heatley's decision letter advising that the total allowable catch (TAC) for Coromandel scallops will be increased to the maximum recommended level and allocated to commercial fishers. Details here.........

Sept 2010

(Pdf 600Kb)

Final Advice Paper (FAP) from the Ministry of Fisheries to the Minister, Phil Heatley. MFish recommend the Minister allocates the maximum possible catching rights to commercial fishers. This is contrary to the non-commercial submissions provided in July.

Sept 2010

(Pdf 620Kb)

The 2010 Initial Position Paper (IPP) from the Ministry of Fisheries - Proposed 2010-11 in-season review of the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) the for Coromandel Scallop fishery. (SCACS).

2 Jul 10

(Pdf 220Kb)

Coromandel Scallops - 2006

 

2007 and Earlier Consultation

 

The Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) published their Coromandel Scallop IPP on July 2nd and have asked for submissions to be sent to them by Monday 23rd July 2007.

MFish is available for a meeting with stakeholders if required.

Any questions relating to the Ministry of Fisheries' proposal can be sent to MFish:

Ministry of Fisheries

PO Box 19-747, Avondale, Auckland 1746

Contact: Murray Bruges
Phone: 09 820 1990
Email: Murray.Bruges@fish.govt.nz
   

Questions or feedback to option4 can be sent to :

option4

PO Box 37-951, Parnell, Auckland

Contact: Trish Rea
Phone: 0274 175121
Email: trish@option4.co.nz
   
Please note:  Submissions close on Monday 23rd July 2007

 

Coromandel Scallops - 2007
Submissions
Sustainability is the key concern in the joint submission to MFish in response to the proposals to increase the take of scallops in the Coromandel fishery, from Little Barrier, Great Barrier, Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty areas.

23 Jul 07

(Pdf 200Kb)

Ministry of Fisheries
The 2007 Initial Position Paper (IPP) from the Ministry of Fisheries on proposals for Coromandel Scallops (SCA CS).

2 Jul 07

(Pdf 320Kb)

Coromandel Scallops - 2006
Ministers Decision
The catching rights for commercial fishers will be increased five-fold for the 2006 season. Non-commercial fishers overall allowance has been increased but there is no increase in individual bag limits.

24 Aug 06

(Pdf 20Kb)

Ministry of Fisheries
Initial Position Paper (IPP) from the Ministry of Fisheries on proposals for Coromandel Scallops (SCA CS).

19 Jun 06

(370Kbs)

Letter from MFish advising of the IPP for Coromandel Scallops and asking for submissions by 10th July.

19 Jun 06

Articles and Letters
MFish press release advising of the annual scallop survey to assess the main scallop beds in the Hauraki Guld and Bay of Plenty.

11 May 06

Coromandel Scallops - 2005
Minister of Fisheries
The Ministers decision for the Coromandel Scallop fishery for the 2005 fishing season.

11 Aug 05

(Pdf 20Kbs)

Ministry of Fisheries
Final Advice Paper (FAP) from the Ministry to the Minister providing their views on what decision the Minister should make regarding Coromandel Scallops.

2 Aug 05

(Pdf 300Kbs)

Initial Position Paper (IPP) from the Ministry of Fisheries on proposals for Coromandel Scallops (SCA CS).

4 Jul 05

(Pdf 220Kbs)

Coromandel Scallops - 2004
Submissions
option4 and three Bay of Plenty clubs submission to the MFish proposal for Coromandel Scallops.

23 Jul 04

Cover letter sent to the Ministry of Fisheries with the above submission.

23 Jul 04

The New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council's submission to the MFish proposal for Coromandel Scallops.

14 Jul 04

Ministry of Fisheries
Letter from MFish advising of the IPP for Coromandel Scallops and asking for submissions by 23rd July 04

5 Jul 04

Coromandel Scallops - 2003
The Minister decided to increase the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and ACE for commercial fishers for the 2003 fishing year.
Sep 2003
Final Advice Paper (FAP) from MFish to the Minister on how the Minister should decide to distribute scallop catch in the 2003 season.

Sep 2003

(Pdf 285Kb)

Initial Position Paper (IPP) from the Ministry of Fisheries on proposals to increase the TAC and ACE for the 2003 season.

Jul 2003

(Pdf 530Kb)



 
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