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FIORDLAND FISHERIES


Fiordland Fisheries

October 2004

 

2004

North & South magazine July 2004 edition includes an article that discusses submissions to the draft strategy distributed by the Guardians of Fiordlands Fisheries (GOFF) as saying "at one extreme came submissions from a group of recreational fishermen who call themselves "option4" and whose mantra gives every man the right to take as many fish as he can catch".

A clear demonstration of how little notice they took of the submissions made by you, the public.

If you have any information that would be helpful please email it to us at

contact@option4.co.nz

 

2003

The Guardians of Fiordland's Fisheries (GOFF) have proposed changes to fisheries management in the Fiordland region without consulting with the wider public. GOFF have been working on the plan since 1999 and released a discussion document Draft Integrated Management Strategy for Fiordland's Fisheries and Marine Environment in October 2002.

The proposal has major implications for non - commercial fishers in the Fiordland area. option4 has serious concerns about the consultation process and the evidence used to support claims made in the document.

The results of the consultation process have now been incorporated in the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy as detailed below.

The following is the proposal and a record of the process. As more information becomes available it will be added to this section.

FIORDLAND
2004
As a reward for limiting people's ability to fish for food GOFF have been given the government's agreement that they will enact the Fiordland Marine Area.

2 Oct 04

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Ignoring the concerns of those not adequately consulted, Environment Minister Marion Hobbs has announced the creation of the Fiordland Marine Area.

1 Oct 04

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Cabinet Paper from the office of the Minister of the Environment, Marion Hobbs, to the Cabinet Policy Committee. This Cabinet Paper discusses the implementation of the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy and how much it will cost. Worth reading.

Jul 2004

(Pdf 421Kb)

Articles and Letters
"Guardian Angels", a controversial article about the process to implement the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy, from the July 2004 edition of the North and South magazine.

Jul 2004

(Pdf 456Kb)

Report from the meeting held in Te Anau at the release of the GOFF management strategy.

Sep 2003

The Guardians respond by advising the results of the consultation have been incorporated in the Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy presented to the Ministers of Fisheries, Environment and Conservation on September 6th 2003. A copy of the budget for the GOFF proposal has not been provided yet. option4 are still working to obtain this information.

The Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy can be downloaded here >>

Sep 2003

 

(Pdf 456Kb)

option4 write to GOFF asking for a progress report, reiterating concerns about the proposal, asking for a budget for the project and an opportunity to have input

Aug 2003

2003 - Background Information
A brief summary of the proposal from option4 and the impact it will have on your right to go fishing to feed your friends and family.

Jan 2003

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The "Draft Integrated Management Strategy for Fiordland's Fisheries and Marine Environment" document

(Warning 1.67Mb file = 10 minute download on slow line)
Fiordland Marine Conservation Strategy PDF (1.67Mb)........ here »

Oct 2002

 

PDF Here ...

The proposed changes to fisheries regulations in Fiordland can be read on the Guardians website at www.fiordland-guardians.org.nz
Nov 2001
option4 writes to the Minister of Fisheries concerned about proposed changes in the draft document.

Nov 2001

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The Guardians produce a Characterisation report on the Fiordland's Fisheries

Complete text in a PDF document (548Kb)........ here »

1999

PDF Here

Submissions

Summary of submissions made to the draft proposal

Complete text in a PDF document (60Kb)........ here »

April 2003

PDF Here

Read the letter from GOFF accompanying the summary of submissions

April 2003

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Section by section review of the submissions to the draft document

Complete text in a PDF document (112Kb)........ here »

April 2003

PDF Here

Guardian's response to the people who submitted to the draft management plan for Fiordland.

Feb 2003

option4 submission to the "Draft Integrated Management Strategy for Fiordland's Fisheries and Marine Environment" document.

Feb 2003

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Submission on the GOFF proposal from the Southern Sport Fishing Club

Jan 2003

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option4 Alert #2 sent to notify supporters of draft strategy.

 28 Jan 03

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option4 submission form made available for the public to have their say on this proposal

Jan 2003

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