Zealand Fish Species
each species we have collated the relevant information for each
Fisheries Management Area (FMA) - these include extracts from the
Ministry of Fisheries "Initial Position Papers" (IPPs)
that contain MFish' recommendations to the Minister, submissions
from option4 and others (as available), the Minister's decisions
and the Final Advice Papers (FAPs) that MFish offer the Minister.
this work is from the annual sustainability round of the fisheries
management process. Also, where appropriate we have included information
on the process for introducing new species into the Quota Management
Issues relating to the overall management of fish stocks in New Zealand are covered in the Fisheries Management section of the website.
Important reference and policy documents
A comprehensive list of important reference documents, reports, policy documents and links to related material is available in the Information section of the website.
If we are to go forward with confidence, it is critical we know where we have come from and how. So much of the complexity and uncertainty surrounding our right to fish for food is a result of this sort of information not being made readily available in a durable format. We hope that this section, over time, will help contribute to clear, consistent and fair fisheries management decisions by having good information readily available and the experience of previous processes.