#8 - Snapper, Flounder, Mullet and Kingfish
Your Say on Important Fisheries
Dear [ supporter ]
The potential for large
reductions to bag limits are evident in some of the Ministry's most recent
The Ministry of Fisheries are currently
consulting on the future management of snapper, kahawai, kingfish, mullet,
flounder, scallops and dogfish. The Ministry are also promoting a grossly
unfair proportional allocation system that could lead to the recreational
sectors allowances being set at half the level of the current catch. Recreational
Fishing Regulations are also being reviewed.
option4 have just finished putting
together draft submissions for the snapper 8 (west coast North Island),
kingfish 8 (west coast North Island), flounder and mullet (west and east
coast North Island) and a powerful submission to cover the unfair proportional
If you have any interest in protecting
recreational fishing, you need to act quickly to make sure your voice
is heard. All submissions have provision to accept your comments.
Your response to these
submissions is URGENTLY required.
deadline is Wednesday, 10th August.
the draft option4 submissions at the links below
The Ministry is also promoting
a grossly unfair proportional allocation system that could lead
to the recreational sectors allowances being set at half the level
of the current catch.
It's really important you read the submission and have input. We
MUST Stop the Madness.
8 (west coast North Island)
The west coast snapper
fishery is currently at half the stock size required in the Fisheries
Act. The fishery must be rebuilt. Recreational bag limits and size
limits are also being reviewed.
Read the option4 submission and have your input at the link below.
1 (Top half North Island)
There are concerns that
the flounder fishery is being overfished. Commercial fishers have
been allocated vastly excessive quotas since 1986. Find out how
the Ministry have proposed a "Claytons" cut to reduce
commercial quotas without reducing the actual commercial catch.
Of great concern to option4 is the Ministry have used outdated recreational
catch figures on which they have based a recreational "allowance".
MFish have clearly stated they intend to constrain recreational
fishers within the new allowance. This could mean massive bag limit
Check out the option4 flounder submission and have your say.
Mullet 1 (Top half North Island)
Similar to flounder, grey
mullet commercial fishers have been allocated vastly excessive quotas
since 1986. Find out how the Ministry have proposed a "Claytons"
cut to reduce commercial quotas without reducing the actual commercial
MFish has only proposed actual cuts to recreational bag limits.
option4 vigorously oppose the proposals. Read the submission and
have your say here.....
8 (west coast North Island)
Commercial fishers have
been catching in excess of their quota on the west coast. MFish
have proposed commercial fishers should be able to release live
kingfish that are likely to survive.
Read what option4 think and have your say at the link below.
Pass It On
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You will be notified immediately the kahawai, scallops and recreational
regulation review submissions are put on site.