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Accord Hui Report

Hokianga Accord Report

April 2013 Hui

"More fish in the water"

"Kia maha atu nga ika ki roto i te wai"

mahurehure hui

Some of the participants at the Hokianga Accord hui, Mahurehure Marae, Auckland.
April 2013.

This is a brief report summarising the main issues discussed at the Hokianga Accord April 2013 hui. Also below are links to associated documents or sites relevant to these discussions.

Over the past six years the Hokianga Accord has worked with an alliance of various organisations and individuals to achieve "more fish in the water/kia maha atu nga ika ki roto i te wai".


Accord hui report - April 2013

Hokianga Accord hui report

A variety of topics and speakers featured at the 16th overnight public hui of the Hokianga Accord. This 6-page report covers marine protection in the Bay of Islands, management of crayfish and snapper and the Hauraki Gulf, LegaSea, shark finning and purse seining in the Pacific. Something for everyone......

12 Apr 13


mahurehure hui report april 2013

Additional information

Hui agenda
An agenda canvassing a range of topics and presented by a number of speakers.


Te Puna Mataitai Accord letter
This Accord letter was sent to the Minister of Fisheries, Phil Heatley, in June 2011, expressing concerns and asking for an explanation as to why there was a delay in approving Te Puna Mataitai.

15 Jun 11


Crayfish management review
The NZ Sport Fishing Council's record of crayfish management leading up to the expected review in 2013.


crayfish management

Snapper 1 policy
At this hui the Hokianga Accord endorsed the NZ Sport Fishing Council Snapper 1 policy. Also, the Accord thanked the NZSFC for resourcing and developing the policy, to rebuild the depleted snapper fishery on the northeast coast, between North Cape and Cape Runaway, East Cape.

12 Apr 13


snapper 1 policy

A fundraising initiative to support the ongoing advocacy to protect all New Zealander's rights and free access to kaimoana.


Free Fish Heads
An innovative programme to connect people with fish heads and frames to give away, with people who would relish the tasty delights tucked in amongst the bones. Matt Watson is championing this initiative......


free fish heads

Shark finning
A resolution from this hui was that the Hokianga Accord supports the New Zealand Shark Alliance in seeking a ban on shark finning in New Zealand waters. Read more about the NZ Shark Alliance here......

12 Apr 13

shark finning resolution

FADs in purse seine fisheries
Purse seine fishing is common in Pacific waters. Some purse seine vessels are using up to 100 Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) each to attract tuna. Bycatch is a major issue related to FAD use. Read this Greenpeace blog on FAD bycatch.....



fads in purse seine fisheries

Revive our Gulf
An ambitious project to restore the mussel beds in the Hauraki Gulf. Historically mussel reefs were widespread and abundant. Those were annihilated. A multi-interest group is working to trial methods to restore the beds.


restoring mussel beds in Hauraki Gulf

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