Great Barrier (Aotea) Marine Reserve
North Island East Coast Recreational Fishing Forum
21 July 2006
The Rt Hon Jim Anderton
Minister of Fisheries
PO Box 18 888,
Dear Mr Anderton,
The North Island East Coast Recreational Fishing Forum understands that you are currently working with your Ministry of Fisheries to come to a decision on wether or not to give your concurrence to the proposed Aotea / Great Barrier Island Marine Reserve, as required under Marine reserves Act.
The proposal has been discussed at length at the last 2 forum meetings and has been consulted on as widely as the resources of the forum participants permit.
An advice paper has been prepared and is attached for your assistance with your decision making process.
It would be appreciated if you could kindly acknowledge receipt back to the forum.