Tarakihi fish stocks were
considered as suitable for an Adaptive Management Programme (AMP)
in 2002. At that time option4 objected to the implementation of
AMPs in inshore shared fisheries. Strong submissions were made regarding
the Tarakihi 1 fishery and the Minister at the time, Pete Hodgson,
supported our views.
Now, in 2004, we have
been presented with more proposals for AMPs in Tarakihi 2 (TAR2)
and Tarakihi 3 (TAR3). We have attempted to follow the process and
present the information as it becomes available. option4 did not
submit to the 2004 AMP proposals as our resources were focussed
elsewhere - on the kahawai issue.
The clear intent of Adaptive
Management Programmes is to fish down the stock fast enough to allow
the decline in commercial trawl CPUE to be measured within a certain
time period. We fail to see how AMPs address management issues and
"allow for" non-commercial fishing interests in our precious
inshore shared fisheries. Read more about AMPs
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New Zealand is divided into 10 areas for the management of tarakihi.
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.
For each fishery management
proposal we have submitted to we present the available information.
- The Minister's Final Decision for the species.
- The MFish Final Advise Paper (FAP) incorporating stakeholders
- Submissions to the IPP from option4 and others, as available.
- The Minister of Fisheries' "Preliminary View" letter,
- The Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) management proposal as presented
in the Initial Position Paper (IPP).
- Articles and Letters relating to this fisheries, as available.
- Any Updates referring to these fisheries.