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MPA Strategy


Marine Protected Areas Strategy

2004 - 2007

2007

The Department of Conservation and the Ministry of Fisheries have released the Marine Protected Areas - Draft Classification and Protection Standard document, dated June 2007.

Submissions have been requested from the public and final deadline for receiving submissions is the 31st August 2007.

 

2004

In November 2004 the Minister of Conservation provided a draft consultation document called the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Policy Statement and Implementation Plan developed by the Department of Conservation (DoC) and the Ministry of Fisheries.

In order to understand the strategy option4 have collated the information and documented the process as it has occurred.

If you have any documents to enhance this collection of information please contact us.

If you would like to provide us with your feedback please email us at mpa@option4.co.nz

 

Please note: The 2007 documents are at the top of the list.

MPA - 2007

Te Runanga a Iwi O Ngati Kahu of the far north endorse the joint MPA submission and reiterate the concerns relating to the omission of references to kaitiakitanga (guardship) and customary managment tools.

6 Oct 07

(90Kb)

Te Rarawa from the far north agrees with the joint MPA submission that a much broader approach to environmental management incorporating the Maori principles of Kaitiakitanga is required. More here.........

2 Oct 07

(50Kb)

Joint submission

Joint submission from the Hokianga Accord, the NZ Big Game Fishing Council and option4 on the MPA Draft proposals. The submission includes comments on marine reserves and fisheries management.

1 Oct 07

(290Kb)

The MFish/DoC Marine Protected Areas Draft Classification and Protection Standards document is available here..........

21 Jun 07

(780Kb)

Notice sent out advising of the release of the MPA Classification and Standards document and submission deadline date.

21 Jun 07

More Info...

MPA - 2006

A four page summary of questions and answers regarding the Marine Protected Areas strategy from the Ministry of Fisheries.

21 Feb 06

(80Kb)

The official MFish MPA strategy brochure is available on the Ministry of Fisheries website

MPA - 2005

Summary of Submissions
Easy to read coverage of the main points in the summary of submissions, compiled by option4.

27 May 05

More Info...

A summary of submissions sent to MFish and DoC on the draft Marine Protected Areas Plan, completed by Enfocus Consulting Ltd.

31 Mar 05

Complete text in a PDF document (150 Kb)........ here »
PDF Here ...
Updates

option4 Update #54 NZ Fishing News

Politically Driven Madness – option4's response to the Marine Protected Areas strategy as proposed by the Ministry of Fisheries and the Department of Conservation.

Apr 05

More Info...

MPA Submissions
Please note: option4 did not submit to this process due to our resources being                devoted to other fisheries management processes. We have major concerns about this strategy and will be making more detailed comment in the near future.
The NZ Big Game Fishing Council submission on the draft Marine Protected Areas Policy Statement and Implementation Plan. Worth reading.

28 Feb 05

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The NZ Recreational Fishing Council submission on the draft Plan including detailed comments on the principles contained in the Plan.

28 Feb 05

Complete text in a PDF document (410 Kb)........ here »
PDF Here ...
Submission Deadline
The Minister of Conservation, Chris Carter's response to option4's letter requesting a two month deadline extension.

8 Feb 05

More Info...

DoC's media release announcing the submission deadline extension. DoC say the extension is in response to calls from the public.

18 Jan 05

More Info...

MPA - 2004

A letter from MFish advising of the extension to the submission deadline including a note to say there would be no further extensions.

23 Dec 04

More Info...

After our request was sent the Ministry of Fisheries advised via email that the deadline for submissions on the draft Plan had been extended to 28 February 2005.

22 Dec 04

option4 requested a two-month extension to the submission deadline of 21 January 2005. We believe the limited submission period unfairly disadvantaged our interests.

22 Dec 04

More Info...

John Holdsworth provides an interim report of the meeting held in Wellington. A good insight into the strategy from our representatives at the meeting.

21 Dec 04

More Info...

The agenda for the December 17th meeting as sent to the option4 team by the Ministry of Fisheries.

15 Dec 04

More Info...

Dept of Conservation
option4 received an invitation to attend a meeting jointly initiated by MFish and DoC to discuss the plan. Meeting was held in Wellington on 17 December 2004. The President of the NZBGFC and John Holdsworth attended to represent our non-commercial fishing interests.

29 Nov 04

 

Letter asking for comment on the draft Marine Protected Area (MPA) Policy Statement and Implementation Plan from Chris Carter, Minister of Conservation.

11 Nov 04

 

More Info...

The draft Marine Protected Area (MPA) Policy Statement and Implementation Plan developed by the Department of Conservation and the Ministry of Fisheries.

8 Nov 04

Complete text in a PDF document (550 Kb)........ here »
PDF Here ...

 

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