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Rig SPO


Management of Rig (SPO)

by option4 and NZSFC

2011

 

Contents

nz sport fishing council

Submissions
Reference documents
Ministerial decisions
Final Advice Papers
MFish letter of advice
MFish Initial Advice
rig management areas

Rig (SPO)

 

On 30 June 2011 the Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) confirmed the inshore fish stocks that would be reviewed in the sustainability round for 1 October 2011.

Rig 2 (SPO 2) from Cape Runaway to Wellington, was identified as a fish stock warranting review because there was a potential to increase the TAC and TACC.

MFish also issued a proposal to add all Rig stocks to the Sixth Schedule, to enable the release of rig by commercial fishers, if they were likely to survive.

Submissions were due by 29 July 2011. Interested parties had 21 working days to respond.

The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council (NZSFC) worked with a variety of groups to develop a response to the proposal.

 
MFish advises that updated commercial Catch Per Unit of Effort (CPUE) data indicates potential for an increase to the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC).

 

Rig 2 (SPO 2)
Submissions
A submission by the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council advocating for the status quo until measures to improve selectivity are implemented. Increasing mesh size ought to be a mandatory requirement. Adding Rig to the 6th Schedule will provide for legalised dumping of rig. Unacceptable.

29 Jul 11

(560Kb)

paua submission

Preliminary View
A Preliminary View of the Ministry's proposals for Rig 2 and for adding all Rig (spotted dogfish) to the Sixth Schedule to enable the release of live Rig if they are likely to survive.

15 Jul 11

(140Kb)

paua submission

Reference documents

Decision announcement
Phil Heatley's decision was followed by a media release discussing the management decisions applying from the 1 October 2011 fishing year, including both decisions for Rig stocks.

26 Sep 11

(80Kb)

Minister's decision
Phil Heatley's decision follows MFish advice. All Rig stocks will be added to the Sixth Schedule on or before 1 May 2012. For SPO 2, the TAC and TACC will be increased to cover excess commercial catch, and the allowance for Maori customary interests will be reduced from 20 to 5 tonne.

23 Sep 11

(350Kb)

MFish Final Advice Papers
The Final Advice Paper from the Ministry to the Minister of Fisheries. MFish recommend the TAC and TACC is increased in Area 2 (SPO 2) to the average commercial catch level reported in the past six years.

23 Sep 11

(200Kb)

The Final Advice Paper from the Ministry to the Minister of Fisheries. MFish recommend that all Rig stocks be added to the Sixth Schedule, to enable the release of live fish from commercial vessels.

23 Sep 11

(180Kb)

MFish Letters of Advice
The letter from the Ministry of Fisheries advising the review of sustainability measures for Rig 2 (SPO 2) is underway. Submissions are due by 29 July 2011.

30 Jun 11

(90Kb)

Rig MFish letter 2010

The Ministry of Fisheries' letter advising of the proposal to add all Rig stocks to the Sixth Schedule of the Fisheries Act 1996. Submissions are due by 29 July 2011.

6 Jul 11

(80Kb)

MFish Initial Advice
The Ministry of Fisheries' Initial Position Paper (IPP) outlining their rationale for an increase in the TAC and TACC for Rig in Area 2, between Cape Runaway and Porirua, Wellington.

30 Jun 11

(220Kb)

blue cod 5 proposal

The Ministry of Fisheries' Initial Position Paper (IPP) proposing reasons why all Rig (spotted dogfish) stocks ought to be added to the Ministry's Sixth Schedule, to enable the release of Rig if they are likely to survive.

6 Jul 11

(170Kb)

blue cod 5 proposal

 

 

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