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KAHAWAI


 

Kahawai and the Quota

Management System

2004 & 2005

 

2005

For the most up to date information and to read the latest proposals for kahawai from the Ministry of Fisheries please go to the kahawai website.

Submission deadline and details are available at at www.kahawai.co.nz.

 

2004

The future of recreational fishing in this country looks bleak if the Minister of Fisheries decisions on Total Allowable Catch and allocation of kahawai are left unchallenged. If he gets away with this, it is only a matter of time before these precedents are applied to your favourite fishery.

Even if you don't care about kahawai, you cannot let these decisions go unchallenged – they are so unjust.

 

option4 Alert #7

Kahawai - Stand and Fight or Lose It!

We have produced a Kahawai Legal Challenge Supporters Booklet that is specifically designed to empower you to Stand and Fight.

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Save our kahawai

Tell the fishery managers how you feel about the Ministry of Fisheries proposal to take your kahawai and give it away in perpetuity to the commercial sector.

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Please take the time to read the information provided and support option4 in our stance to protect this fishery. Details include:

 

Background

Kahawai were introduced into the Quota Management System (QMS) on 1 October 2004. The Ministry of Fisheries issued their management proposal in a document, the Initial Position Paper (IPP). The original submission deadline was 27 February 2004. The MFish deadline for submissions to the Kahawai IPP was extended to 16 April 2004.

Kahawai are one of 19 species gazetted for inclusion in the QMS in October. Other species of importance to recreational and Maori customary fishers are green-lipped mussels, mako shark, parore, porae, red snapper, yellowfin tuna and swordfish. For full details on all species read the IPP cover letter and full IPP documents on the Fisheries Management page.

Information

To achieve a good level of understanding of complex fisheries management scenarios we believe it is important to read the available data in good order. We have organised the information so it is easier to download and read.

Reference Material

The following information has been presented so you can read it and form your own opinion on the management of this most important fishery to New Zealanders.

 

KAHAWAI
LATEST NEWS  

Media Release

Irrelevant is the response from option4 to the Minister of Fisheries announcement that there will be no change to kahawai recreational bag limits.

Dec 2004

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option4 Update #49

Kahawai Legal Challenge - An investment in our future.

Dec 2004

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option4 Alert #7 - Kahawai

Stand and Fight or Lose It!

The future of recreational fishing in this country looks bleak if the Minister of Fisheries decisions on kahawai are left unchallenged.

1 Dec 04

 

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Media Release

The government should encourage us to fish says option4.

21 Nov 04

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Media Release

The public have been betrayed by the minor parties over kahawai says the NZ Recreational Fishing Council.

31 Aug 04

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Media Release

Minister botches up kahawai decision according to National's Phil Heatley.

31 Aug 04

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Remiscent of a circus, Parliament discuss kahawai with Larry Baldock of United Future doing his best to prevent kahawai being introduced into the QMS this year.

31 Aug 04

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Media Release

Greens secure a commitment from the government about kahawai.

31 Aug 04

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Media Release

United Future turns the blowtorch on ACT and the Greens to support their move to revoke the kahawai decision.

30 Aug 04

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Media Release

In the strongest statement from any political party, United Future and ORNZ are fully supporting non-commercial fishers regarding the kahawai issue.

24 Aug 04

 

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Media Release

The NZBGFC and NZRFC joint statement on the Minister's decision to reduce kahawai catch by 15%

Aug 2004

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option4 Media Release

Kahawai should be returned to the public.

Jul 2004

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Letter to DoC

option4 write to the manager of the Marine Conservation Unit in Wellington expressing concern about DoC's inaction during the kahawai process in relation to seabirds and mammals.

Jul 2004

 

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Stuffing around our kahawai stocks

What will he do? The country's kahawai stocks are about to be divvied up by a Minister of Fisheries fresh to the job and with little knowledge of it..

Jul 2004

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MFISH INFORMATION
Minister's Final Decision
The Minister of Fisheries decision on kahawai's introduction into the QMS

10 Aug 2004

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Minister's Media Statement
Announcement from the Minister of his decision regarding the future managment of kahawai

10 Aug 2004

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Final Advice Paper

The Final Advice Paper for the introduction of kahawai into the Quota Management System from the Ministry of Fisheries

Aug 2004

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Complete text in a PDF document (588Kb)........ here »
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Ministry Advice Letter
A letter from the Ministry of Fisheries advising of the Minister's final decision on kahawai management

10 Aug 2004

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Minstry of Fisheries - IPP

Introductory letter from the Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) asking for submissions on the IPP which includes kahawai.

12 Jan 2004

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Initial Position Paper (IPP) from the Ministry of Fisheries on the introduction of kahawai into the Quota Management System. This sets out the Ministry's view on how the species should be managed within the QMS.

12 Jan 2004

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Complete text in a PDF document (112Kb)........ here »
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option4's IPP Dissection and Rebuttal

The IPP with option4's dissection of the kahawai paper, section by section A MUST read if you want to understand our concerns

(Black text indicates MFish comment; blue text is option4's comment).

Feb 2004

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