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Customary Management Tools


Customary Maori Management Tools

 

In the effort to give our precious marine environment the protection it needs option4 have a keen interest in the potential of customary Maori management tools to achieve this.

Currently we have very little information to put in this section but it will be updated as information comes to hand.

If you can offer us information relevant to this section please contact us by email contact@option4.co.nz

Hokianga Accord

For a comprehensive list of documents relating to the mid north iwi fisheries forum, the Hokianga Accord, and their effort to achieve "more fish in the water/kia maha atu nga ika ki roto i te wai" please go to the Hokianga Accord's index page and follow the links.

 

Contents:

 
Kaimoana regulations

Fisheries management

2007
  2005
  2004
Maori non-commercial fishers
Customary management
Reference material  

 

Customary Tools

Temporary closure Deep Water Cove - 2009/2010

Hokianga Accord  Update #39

Ministerial approval for the temporary closure in Maunganui Bay, which includes Deep Water Cove, has generated celebrations in the north......

Dec 2010

Ministerial approval advice

The Minister of Fisheries, Phil Heatley, has approved the temporary, two year closure of Maunganui Bay - Deep Water Cove, in the Bay of Islands. The closure applies to the taking of all species, except kina. MFish email notice.

17 Nov 10

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Hokianga Accord  Update #38

Ministerial dallying is causing frustration in the north as tangata whenua in the southern Bay of Islands seek to protect Maunganui Bay, which includes Deep Water Cove.

Nov 2010

186A Closure notice

A copy of the formal closure notice specifying the details about the temporary, two year closure of Maunganui Bay (Deep Water Cove) in the Bay of Islands. The closure applies to the taking of all species, except kina, and applies from 1 December 2010 to 30 November 2012.

8 Nov 10

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Hokianga Accord  Update #28

The Hokianga Accord article supporting tangata whenua in the southern Bay of Islands in their effort to place a rahui over Maunganui Bay - Deep Water Cove.

Jan 2010

Bay of Islands Swordfish Club  Submission

The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club submission in support of the proposed temporary prohibition on all fishing methods, for a period of two years in Maunganui Bay - Deep Water Cove. The Club also supports the Hokianga Accord's submission, dated 15 December 2009.

22 Dec 09

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Hokianga Accord  Submission

The Hokianga Accord supports the proposed temporary closure to fishing for two years in Maunganui Bay - Deep Water Cove, in the Bay of Islands. The Accord urges the Minister to provide resources for the ongoing effort to increase abundance of inshore fish stocks.

15 Dec 09

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MFish description of temporary closure area

The Ministry of Fisheries' map of the Bay of Islands area where the section 186A closure application will apply, if approved. The area concerned is Maunganui Bay, well known as Deep Water Cove, in the Bay of Islands. The temporary closure application needs Ministerial approval and will apply for a period of two years.

MFish Consultation Letter

The Ministry of Fisheries consultation letter advising that Ngati Kuta and Patukeha ki Te Rawhiti have applied for a temporary prohibition on all fishing methods in Maunganui Bay (Deep Water Cove) in the Bay of Islands. Submissions due by 24 December 2009.

24 Nov 09

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Kaimoana Regulation Amendment - 2007

Accord  Submission

The Hokianga Accord supports the Ministry of Fisheries proposed amendment to the Kaimoana Regulations to include freshwater as well as marine fisheries. The Accord also wants MFish to address concerns raised in various submissions.

22 Nov 07

(180Kb)

MFish Proposed Amendment

Ministry of Fisheries advice letter of the proposed amendment to the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998. Submissions due by 23 November 2007. Any changes will apply as of 1 April 2008.

29 Aug 07

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MFish Regulatory Impact Statement

MFish Regulatory Impact Statement confirming all aspects have been adequately considered and outline the status quo, the problem and MFish' preferred option to amend the Kaimoana Regulations.

22 Aug 07

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Fisheries Management - 2007
option4 submission in support of tangata whenua and the community for a continuation of the closure of the Kaipara Harbour scallop beds for harvesting.

20 Jun 07

Ministry of Fisheries consultation letter advising of the proposal to extend the section 186A temporary closure for the harvesting of scallops in the Kaipara for another year.

31 May 07

Fisheries Management - 2005
Harvesting of scallops in the Kaipara Harbour has been banned for two years with support from the community.

7 Jul 05

option4 submission on proposals to review Regulation 27

Feb 2005

Fisheries Management - 2004
Closure of the western Coromandel to the gathering of cockles and pipi under section 186A of the Fisheries Act 1996.

Nov 2004

Maori Non-commercial Fishers
Ngapuhi and other non-commercial fishers have joined forces to achieve the common goal of "more fish in the water". Follow the progress we are making and learn more about the potential that exists for us all.

Jul 2005

Kaitiakitanga - Customary Management
Closed Areas - Updated map showing closed areas around the North Island. As of 21 July 2006 (for a further 2 years), there is also a temporary closure of Ohiwa Harbour to the harvesting of green-lipped mussel beds.

19 Jul 06

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Recommended reading!

Nupere Ngawaka, kaumatua of Whananaki urges people to work together to have kaitiakitanga in place for the benefit of the whole community.

17 Jul 06

Kaitiakitanga (Guardianship)

A chance to prove that kaitiakitanga is an alternative to marine reserves. An article written by Rendt Gorter for the Barrier Bulletin.

5 Apr 06

The Minister of Fisheries announcement of his approval for the Te Whaka a Te Wera Mataitai reserve in Paterson Inlet.

30 Dec 04

Mataitai and taiapure established as at February 2003

Feb 2003

Reference Material
Ministry Internal Guidelines - Mataitai Reserves
Ministry of Fisheries Internal Guidelines - providing advice on mataitai reserve applications - effects on commercial and non-commercial fishing.

Jul 2008

(Pdf 380Kb)

Status of customary tool applications - an update from the Ministry of Fisheries on mataitai and taiapure.

Jul 2006

(100Kb)

MFish comparison of spatial management tools applicable in the North Island and Chathams - taiapure, rahui, rohe moana, mataitai and marine reserves.

Mar 2006

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An explanation of differences between Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998 and the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998.
Status of customary tool applications - an update from the Ministry of Fisheries on mataitai, taiapure and temporary closures.

Nov 2005

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Background information and an overview of the mataitai reserve application process and answers to frequently asked questions.

Sep 2005

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Mataitai - Questions and Answers
A summary of frequently asked questions and answers in relation to the establishment of a mataitai reserve, from the Ministry of Fisheries.

Jan 2005

(Pdf 30Kb)

MFish Consultation - Section 12 of the Fisheries Act clearly states the Minister must provide for the input and participation of tangata whenua before he does anything.

(Pdf 84Kb)

Section 12 of the Fisheries Act
Section 12 of the Fisheries Act 1996 requires the Minister, before he does anything, to provide for the input and participation of tangata whenua and have particular regard to kaitiakitanga when making management decisions.

(Pdf 70Kb)

Section 186 of the Fisheries Act 1996 - regulations relating to customary fishing.
Section 186A of the Fisheries Act 1996 - temporary closure of fishing area or restriction on fishing methods.
Section 186B of the Fisheries Act 1996 - temporary closure of fisheries.

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