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Deemed Values


Deemed Value Review

2003 - 2011

 

Contents

2003 to 2008

2011 process Background 2006 submissions
2010 submissions 2008 decision and process 2006 MFish documents
2010 Pubic awareness 2007 review process 2005 Joint Working Group
2010 MFish process Public awareness  

 

Deemed Value Review - 2011

2011 Submissions

Joint Submission

Joint submission from the NZ Sport Fishing Council, Hokianga Accord and option4, recommending that the Draft 2011 Deemed Value Standard IPP is withdrawn and an alternative proposal be offered for consultation.

21 Jan 11

(Pdf 100Kb)

MFish process

Minister's decisions

The Minister of Fisheries' decision - This will be loaded online when a decision is released.

TBA

 

MFish Final Advice Paper

The Ministry of Fisheries' Final Advice Paper to the Minister - To Be Advised.

TBA

 

MFish Initial Proposal Paper (IPP)

The Ministry of Fisheries Initial Proposal Paper (IPP) outlining the proposed, updated Deemed Value Standard that will be applied when the deemed value rate for various fish stocks are reviewed. Submissions were originally due by 30 November 2010, this was extended to 21 January 2011.

9 Nov 10

(Pdf 270Kb)

MFish Advice Letter

The Ministry of Fisheries' letter advising they are updating the 2007 Deemed Value Standard. This Standard is used to guide the review of deemed value rates of quota management stocks, as part of the April or October sustainability rounds.

9 Nov 10

(Pdf 970Kb)

Deemed Value Review - 2010

2010 Submissions

Joint Submission

Joint submission and comments from the Hokianga Accord, NZ Sport Fishing Council and option4, recommending all commercial catch is accounted for within the TACC. Any overcatch is taken from next year's limits.

26 Jul 10

(Pdf 290Kb)

2010 Public Awareness

Hokianga Accord Update #35

Update #35 from the Hokianga Accord, the mid north iwi fisheries forum, discusses the need for the Minister of Fisheries to take one year's overcatch off the following year's catch limit.

Aug 10

 

MFish process

Minister's decisions

The Minister of Fisheries' decision - This will be loaded online when a decision is released.

TBA

 

MFish Final Advice Paper

The Ministry of Fisheries' Final Advice Paper to the Minister - To Be Advised.

TBA

MFish Initial Proposal Paper (IPP)

The Ministry of Fisheries Initial Proposal Paper (IPP) explaining their rationale for new deemed value rates for a variety of fish stocks. Submissions were due by 26 July 2010.

21 Jun 10

(Pdf 430Kb)

 

Background

In February 2003 a recommendation was made to the Minister of Fisheries that a joint working group be established to consider the proposition that quota rights holders should be entitled to a proportion of deemed values paid by commercial fishermen.

A Joint Working Group (JWG) consisting of fishing industry representatives, Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) and Treasury staff was formed in June 2004. This JWG submitted a report to the Minister of Fisheries in May 2005.

The report contained nine recommendations, eight of which were agreed, the ninth recommendation offered two options for the Minister to consider. The Minister advised the Ministry that consultation with other stakeholders was necessary before he considered his final decision.

MFish Process

On August 16th 2006 MFish released a public discussion paper, Deemed Values - The Recommendations of the Crown and Industry Joint Working Group on Deemed Values; A Public Discussion Paper.

Accompanying the discussion document was a letter inviting stakeholder submissions by 13th October. On request, MFish extended that deadline to 20th October to allow non-commercial fishing interests to submit their views.

Non-Commercial Process

A preliminary view was distributed with a copy of the Public Discussion Document on October 8th. Feedback was sought from the recipients of the email and from others they distributed that information to. A draft submission was distributed on October 10th incorporating most of the feedback received over the previous two days.

Feedback continued to be received over the following week after another three drafts were distributed for comment. By October 18th the document was close to being finished and distributed for final comments.

On October 20th the submission was sent to MFish on behalf of many non-commercial fishing representative organisations, representatives and individuals. These groups and individuals are identified in the joint submission dated 20th October 2006.

2007 Review

In June 2007 MFish issued an Initial Position Paper (IPP) setting out their review of the deemed value rates for a number of fishstocks including blue cod, bluenose, gurnard, hapuku, bass, john dory, snapper, shark, swordfish and trevally.

Non-commercial fishers worked together to formulate a joint submission. The document sent to MFish was signed off by the NZ Big Game Fishing Council and option4 teams on behalf of non-commercial fishers.

2008 Review Process

After reviewing the 12 submissions from fishing interests, MFish provided the Minister with a Final Advice Paper (FAP) in June 2007. The FAP outlined the submissions and provided MFish advice on the JWG's recommendations and how the Minster ought to proceed. The Minister made his final decisions in March 2008.

Those decisions were released in August 2008, with no clear indication of why those decisions were not released earlier. Non-commercial fishing interests have since analysed the MFish advice and Minister's decisions.

The following table includes the documents and submissions that form part of the overall process.

Deemed Values
2008 Decision Process

Analysis of Minister's decisions

An analysis of the Minister's deemed value review decisions and MFish advice. This was developed for non-commercial fishing interests, including those who had been party to the joint submission in October 2006.

14 Aug 08

(Pdf 80Kb)

Minister's decisions

The Minister of Fisheries' decisions on the recommendations from the Joint Working Group and MFish staff. These decisions were made in March 2008 but not released until 11th August 2008.

Mar 2008

(Pdf 30Kb)

MFish Final Advice Paper

After reviewing the 12 submissions from fishing interests, the Ministry of Fisheries provided this Final Advice Paper to their Minister in June 2007.

12 Jun 07

(Pdf 130Kb)

2007 Review Process

Joint Submission

Joint submission from the NZ Big Game Fishing Council and option4 commenting on the review of deemed value rates for a number of fishstocks including an overview of the penalty regime.

27 Jul 07

(Pdf 230Kb)

MFish Confirmation

Ministry of Fisheries confirmation of the review of deemed value rates for a selected number of fishstocks including snapper, swordfish and blue cod.

15 Jun 07

(Pdf 180Kb)

MFish Proposals

MFish proposals for the deemed value rates applying to a selected number of fishstocks. A detailed initial position paper from MFish.

15 Jun 07

(Pdf 580Kb)

MFish Advice

MFish advice letter explaining the 2007 review process, the timeline and other management matters is available here........

11 Jun 07

(Pdf 30Kb)

Public Awareness

option4 Update #87

Overfishing is legal in New Zealand, provided you are a commercial fisherman; you land any fish taken in excess of your quota and pay a penalty fee called 'deemed value'.

July 2007

Media Release

Recreational fishing groups support combating overfishing and offer an effective solution.

19 Jun 07

Overfishing 'made legal'

Overfishing 'made legal' by fines system - a well thought out article explaining the deeming system in simple terms. Worth a read......

18 Jun 07

Media Release

Strong measures proposed to counteract overfishing - media release by the NZ Government

18 Jun 07

Media Release

Fishing industry pays small price for consistently abusing quota allocations - Deeming in Snapper 8.

14 Jun 07

Ministry tackled on fisheries 'over-catch'

An insightful article on the deemed value issue by Tim Donoghue of The Independent Financial Review. A simple summary of a complex issue.

1 Nov 06

2006 Submissions
Joint submission from many non-commercial fishing representative organisations, representatives and individuals.

20 Oct 06

(Pdf 390Kb)

Wayne Bicknell reflects the view of many non-commercial fisherman when he says the process is more focussed on the revenue and doesn't address the real issues.

5 Oct 06

(Pdf 60Kb)

2006 MFish Documents

MFish letter advising of the deemed value consultation process and submission deadline of October 13th 2006.

16 Aug 06

(Pdf 20Kb)

Public Discussion Document - Recommendations of the Crown/Industry Joint Working Group on deemed values.

16 Aug 06

(Pdf 95Kb)

Joint Working Group 2005
Report to the Minister of Fisheries from the JWG on deemed values. The report includes nine recommendations for the Minister to consider.

18 May 05

(Pdf 85Kb)

Background Paper - A record of discussions and analysis of deemed values by the Joint Working Group. Appendix A of the JWG report.

Mar 2005

(Pdf 170Kb)

Case Studies - A closer examination of Ling 7, Kingfish 8, Orange roughy 3B, Sea Perch 4 and Ghost shark 3.  Appendix B of the JWG report.

Mar 2005

(Pdf 180Kb)



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