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Tarakihi 1 (TAR1)

Management of Tarakihi 1 (TAR1)

2002 - 2007


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.

The various documents have been broken up and reorganised by species and fishery. This facilitates downloading as, intact, these documents are big and unwieldy.

For each fishery management proposal we have submitted to we present the available information in the following order.

  1. The Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) management proposal as presented in the Initial Position Paper (IPP)
  2. The Minister of Fisheries' "Preliminary View" letter.
  3. Submissions to the IPP from option4 and others, as available.
  4. The MFish Final Advise Paper (FAP) incorporating stakeholders submissions
  5. The Ministers Final Decision for the species.
  6. Articles and Letters relating to this fishery, as available

Tarakihi Areas

New Zealand's waters are divided into 10 areas for the management of tarakihi.

option4 endorses the New Zealand Big Game Fishing Council's call for cautious management of tarakihi and maintaining the status quo in TAR1.

27 Jul 07

(Pdf 100Kb)

MFish Documents
MFish letter confirming the release of the management proposals for a number of fishstocks including Tarakihi 1 (TAR1). Submissions due by July 27th 2007.

15 Jun 07

(Pdf 180Kb)

MFish Proposals

MFish proposals for the future management of Tarakihi 1 (TAR1) are included in the initial position paper (IPP).

15 Jun 07

(Pdf 200Kb)

MFish Advice

The Ministry of Fisheries advice of the upcoming review of management measures for a variety of fisheries including Tarakihi.

11 Jun 07

(Pdf 30Kb)


Final Advice Paper
The advice given to the Minister by the Ministry and used as a basis for his 2003 decision for Tarakihi 1 (TAR1).

Sep 2003

(Pdf 500Kb)

Ministers Final Decision
Excerpt from the Minister of Fisheries decision letter regarding the Tarakihi 1 Adaptive Management Programme for 2003

29 Sep 03

Complete text of the Minister's Final Decision for Tarakihi 1 and other AMP programmes.

29 Sep 03

(Pdf 245Kb)

Initial Position Paper (IPP) from MFish regarding the Adaptive Management Programme proposal for TAR1 in 2003.

(Pdf 315Kb)

Supplementary Submission on TAR1 AMP Proposal from the NZ Recreational Fishing Council.

31 Jul 03

(Pdf 140Kb)


Final Advice Paper
The Ministry of Fisheries Final Advise paper (FAP) incorporating stakeholders submissions.

Sept 2002

More Info...

Ministers Final Decision
The Minister's decision for the fishing year commencing 1 October 2002.

Sept 2002

More Info...

The NZRFC submission to MFish on tarakihi, elephantfish, gurnard 3, snapper 2 and paua 5B, 5D and paua 7.

31 Jul 02

option4 submission to the IPP from the Ministry.

It appears to option4 that industry has observed an apparently stable commercial catch rate at TAR 1 over the past ten years, and in the absence of sufficiently robust and reliable fisheries data, is making a “suck it and see” proposal to fish down the stock from what may well be a sustainable catch level. The TAR 1 fishery may be at BMSY now.

26 Jul 02


(Pdf 40Kb)

Preliminary View
The Minister of Fisheries preliminary view on Tarakihi - TAR1

9 Jul 02

Initial Position Paper (IPP) from the Ministry of Fisheries on proposals for Tarakihi - TAR1

Jul 02

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