Management in New Zealand
Kahawai were introduced
into the Quota Management System (QMS) on 1st October 2004. Before
their introduction the Ministry of Fisheries issued their management
proposal in a document, an Initial Position Paper (IPP) dated January
2004. Submissions to the IPP were due by 16th April 2004. option4,
the NZ Big Game Fishing Council and the NZ Angling & Casting
Association submitted jointly.
The Minister released his decision and the Final Advice Paper on
10th August 2004. All parties to the original submission were outraged
at the decision and have subsequently taken action to challenge
the decision. Included in David Benson-Pope's decision was the commitment
to review the decision in 2005.
Another kahawai IPP was released by the Ministry on 8th July this
year. option4, the NZ Big Game Fishing Council and the NZ Recreational
Fishing Council submitted on the new proposals. A 10% proportional
reduction in catches on top of last year's 15% cut will still not
address the issues or provide for a fast rebuild of our kahawai
Please take the time to
read the information provided and support the Kahawai Legal Challenge
as we Stand and Fight to protect this fishery.
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input into future submissions please register
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of your options.
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challenge to the High Court to protect your future fishing.
information on the past management of kahawai is available on the
Kahawai page here » »
a good level of understanding of complex fisheries management scenarios
we believe it is important to read the available data in good order.
We have organised the information so it is easier to download and
The following information
has been presented so you can read it and form your own opinion
on the management of this most important fishery to New Zealanders.