on Fishery Sharing
This article was originally
printed in the NZ
Herald 17 Jan 2006
WELLINGTON - The Fisheries
Ministry will begin talks next month with recreational, customary
and commercial groups about the allocation of shared fisheries,
the Government said yesterday.
Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton
said the talks would be the first step in developing a new framework
for managing shared fisheries and he hoped it would help reduce
"The Government wants
to get better value from our shared fisheries," Mr Anderton
said. "To manage fisheries for greater benefit, we need people
working together rather than against each other."
He said one of the biggest
problems was allocation. "Unfortunately, current fisheries
legislation does not give us a robust framework for resolution of
allocation issues in shared fisheries. This has led to a lot of
uncertainty, which in turn can lead to conflict and tension between
A document will be released
mid-June containing practical options to address concerns.
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