changes to Fisheries Regulations in Fiordland
this Friday 31st January
OBJECT NOW - RIGHT NOW
is no time to hesitate - take advantage of the Objection Form
within the document “Draft Integrated Management Strategy
for Fiordland’s Fisheries and Marine Environment”
prepared by the Guardians of Fiordland are a number of changes to
the regulations that currently shape our rights to fish this region.
for submissions to these proposals was 20th December 2002. The NZRFC,NZBGFC
and option4 requested an extension and this was granted
to (Friday) 31/1/03. In hindsight we should have asked
for at least 60 days – the issues that are raised in this
discussion document are fundamental and wide ranging – the
last 30 days have flown by so quickly with plenty to occupy what
little time we have available at this time of the year. So, apologies
for once again putting time pressure on you, the option4 online
purposes of this Alert are:
- To offer
you a brief summary of the proposal and the impact it will have
on your rights to go fishing to feed your families and friends.
- To provide
you with an opportunity to have your say.
NOW before it is too late –
Click here www.option4.co.nz/goffsubmission.htm
We do not know
for sure whether or not your support/objection to the proposal will
be taken into account. The representative organisations really need
to meet and invest heavily in making submission to these proposals.
This has not been possible in January. There has not been any meaningful
consultative approach by the Guardians to these representative groups
In the meantime
please let the Guardians know you are tuning in to their work and
the changes being proposed. Please make the effort to have your
views taken into account.
the necessary information to enable you to make informed submission
is important. What is really important however, is your willingness
to introduce more people to that information stream.
we are easily swept aside in an ever increasing beauracratic turmoil.
- Together, we have a chance to ensure fairness,
good process and good outcomes. If we are not prepared to stand
up for our rights now we will knowingly be playing our part in denying
future generations the right to feed themselves from the bountiful
seas of New Zealand. Send this to your friends – better still,
click here - http://option4.co.nz/promote.php
- This is critical. Don't stand alone, include your mates.
taking the time to read this.