Calls For Nominations For Regional Recreational Fishing Forums
Benson-Pope, Minister of Fisheries
"It is likely that
the forums will consider such issues as fisheries management; sustainability
measures; compliance issues; and research and other fisheries services."
There is currently one
existing forum, South Island - South, with established membership.
Applications are invited to participate in the following
new regional forums: South Island - North to be based in Nelson/Blenheim
North Island - South East Coast to be based in Gisborne/Napier North
Island - South West Coast to be based in Wellington North Island
- Central West Coast to be based in Auckland North Island - Central
East Coast to be based in Auckland/Tauranga North Island - North
to be based in Whangarei/Paihia
Mr Benson-Pope said that
forum members would be expected to attend around four meetings annually.
"I have attended
the existing South Island - South forum and think that these forums
have a valuable contribution to make - particularly in bringing
a regional perspective to recreational fisheries issues", said
"The work of the
regional forums will complement the work of the new Ministerial
Recreational Advisory Panel", said Mr Benson-Pope.
Further information and
application forms can be found on the Ministry of Fisheries website
at www.fish.govt.nz. Applications must be received by the Administrator,
Regional Recreational Fishing Forums, Ministry of Fisheries, PO
Box 19747, Auckland, no later than 5pm on 27 May 2005.
It is expected that the
forums will be appointed in June 2005.
Pete Coleman (Press Secretary)
(04) 471 9685 or 021 811 003