option4 Meeting Minutes
|Scott Macindoe - Chairman
|Paul Barnes - Project Leader
Agreed that option4 must reiterate its position on wider issues
of right definition.
GOFF proposals intending to introduce further restrictions on the
recreational fishing right contradict Ministerial statements previously
Refer to letter to Minister re GOFF/Regulations from option4 to
be posted by 17/11/01
Submissions are due by 30/11/01. Obviously closely related in principle
to Fiordland scenario. Helensville meeting attended by 3 option4
crew. Undertaking made at that meeting to collate feedback and undertake
another round of public consultation.
Separate Quota Management Area proposal has some incredible snags
e.g. averaging historical over fishing data and locking that into
the future fishing on the Kaipara. The issue is reducing the catch
– no assurance that a separate area will have that effect.
The snapper issue has been sidestepped. Why is there not more focus
on snapper e.g. Minimum legal size disparities?
John and Diane will have first draft of option4’s submission
to the team by 22/11/01
SIA/Sanford’s “Take a Kid Fishing”
Meeting with SIA last week minuted and agreed upon by those present.
The survey form that SIA have prepared for their members was sent
without option4 input (time constraints) The option4 Update # 11
was sent to SIA executive on Monday with the suggestion that it
be circulated to their members to help them make an informed decision.
NZBGFC has expressed complete support on stance option4 is taking.
Some discussion re NZRFC position re this issue. Agreed that a letter
be written to RFC seeking clarification of their position –
time is of the essence – urgent reply required in order to
assist NZSIA to work through these complex issues to a satisfactory
Charitable Trust document drafted and will be circulated next week
for final approval. The need for structure and clearly demonstrable
product/objectives was reiterated. The timetable for an effective
action is Feb/Mar/April next year. Several good suggestions tabled
Agreed the Regulation review is an important element of the ongoing
correspondence with the Minister. The letter to the Minister re
GOFF to be expanded slightly to assist this review.
The request for some clarification of the 300,000 members has not
been responded to by NZRFC. There is some anecdotal discussion as
to how the number is arrived at. A list totalling some 230,000 odd
was tabled. Some confusion as to how this reconciles with membership
or representative status. Agreed another request be sent to NZRFC.
option4 Update # 11
Sent on Saturday 10/11/01, this has generated 900 responses to date.
Approximately 98% answering Yes to both legal and scientist roles.
Very encouraging. Some 80 new registered supporters and a very good
100+ people “Promoted” by friends. Perhaps most valuable
have been the 20 people who have made contact and offered whatever
help we need and a couple of substantial financial commitments –
certainly makes it all worth while to be on the receiving end of
such wholehearted support and encouragement.