option4.co.nz is a group of recreational fishing advocates who
have formed an action group to respond to the Ministry
of Fisheries invitation to participate in the process of
redefining the nature and extent of the right of the public
to fish and gather seafood in New Zealand.
of Fisheries, in conjunction with the N.Z. Recreational Fishing
Council, have compiled a discussion document called "Soundings".
The document suggests 3 options for the future management of the
public's rights and access to our fishery.
In our opinion
none of the 3 options regarding the future management of the recreational
fisheries, as presented, in "Soundings" are acceptable,
nor are they capable of improving the lot of non-commercial fishers.
All of the
proposed options in the Soundings document allow for the continual
erosion of the fishing publics individual rights. This
web site has been created to ensure clubs, associations, and individuals
with an interest in recreational fishing can be kept informed and
up to date with the activities of the option4.co.nz action group
and also have coordinated input into the current process of redefining
non-commercial rights in our fisheries.
more information about the options...