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Ministerial Letter

Recreational Fishing Ministerial Advisory Committee

Letter of Advice

19 July 2005


Hon David Benson-Pope

Member of Parliament for Dunedin South

Minister of Fisheries

Associate Minister for the Environment

19 July 2005

Ms Trish Rea


PO Box 37-951



Dear Ms Rea


Earlier this year I announced my intention to establish the Recreational Fishing Ministerial Advisory Committee and called for nominees for that Committee. I was encouraged by the strong interest shown in the establishment of this Committee and the large number and high calibre of the nominees. It gives me pleasure to advise that the members of the committee are:

  • Peter Ellery, of Rotorua
  • Sheryl Hart, of Raglan
  • Max Hetherington, of Wellington
  • Lorraine Hill, of Russell
  • Bob Meikle, of Christchurch
  • Geoff Rowling, of Upper Moutere
  • Kim Walshe, of Auckland

Biographical information is attached.

Selecting the members was a difficult decision. Each person has been chosen because of his or her particular skills and experience, rather than as a representative of any particular organisations.

I am committed to providing opportunities for recreational fishers to participate in decisions about the management of New Zealand's fisheries. I am confident that this Committee, along with the regional recreational fishing forums being established by the Ministry of Fisheries, and the input provided by representative organisations, will ensure that the interests of recreational fishers are well represented.


Your sincerely

Hon David Benson-Pope

Minister of Fisheries

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