of Fisheries has released three draft standard documents and has
asked for comment on the Harvest Strategy Standard, Consulation
Standard and the Quota Management System Introduction Standard.
These fisheries standard drafts are the first of 20 standards MFish
will be consulting on. Their aim is to have the standards in place
by 1st October 2007.
of Fisheries will then be asked for his approval of the standards.
MFish envisage these standards will be applied through the implementation
of fisheries plans.
is a list of documents provided by MFish and submissions in response
to these proposals. These files are provided to assist the public
in understanding the complex fisheries management processes.
did not submit feedback in response to these drafts as the team
were heavily involved in the MFish Shared Fisheries process and
the Kahawai Legal Challenge. However, the team has endorsed the
New Zealand Big Game Fishing Council's submissions. Neither NZBGFC
nor option4 had time to address the Consultation Standard draft
document. This is unfortunate as MFish consultation processes have
been a major issue for some years.
|option4's endorsement of the New Zealand
Big Game Fishing Council's Harvest Strategy and Consultation
Standard submissions. option4 did assist in the development
of these submissions, on behalf of non-commercial fishing interests.
|The New Zealand Big Game Fishing Council's submission
and recommendations on the Harvest Strategy Standard are well
worth reading. Identifying fishing practices that are leading
to excessive mortality or waste is the first step.
26 Apr 07
|The New Zealand Big Game Fishing Council advocates
that the QMS Introduction Standard needs to include a mechanism
that clarifies non-commercial species are not eligible for management
within the QMS.
26 Apr 07
|MFish Standard Information
of the Standards process including details of the 17 other
Standards current under development.
| 7 Nov 06
This MFish paper
describes proposals for target levels to be set to assist
in the fisheries managment process. The goal is to have greater
consistency and transparency in management.
|7 Nov 06
This draft standard
relates to species not already in the QMS and the process
that should be applied when considering introducing these
non-QMS into the quota regime.
cover who should be consulted on during management processes,
development of consultation plans, timeframes and monitoring
of consultation with various interest groups.
7 Nov 06