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Tarakihi Fisheries Management



Tarakihi fish stocks were considered as suitable for an Adaptive Management Programme (AMP) in 2002. At that time option4 objected to the implementation of AMPs in inshore shared fisheries. Strong submissions were made regarding the Tarakihi 1 fishery and the Minister at the time, Pete Hodgson, supported our views.

Now, in 2004, we have been presented with more proposals for AMPs in Tarakihi 2 (TAR2) and Tarakihi 3 (TAR3). We have attempted to follow the process and present the information as it becomes available. option4 did not submit to the 2004 AMP proposals as our resources were focussed elsewhere - on the kahawai issue.


The clear intent of Adaptive Management Programmes is to fish down the stock fast enough to allow the decline in commercial trawl CPUE to be measured within a certain time period. We fail to see how AMPs address management issues and "allow for" non-commercial fishing interests in our precious inshore shared fisheries. Read more about AMPs here » »

Tarakihi Areas

New Zealand is divided into 10 areas for the management of tarakihi.


To achieve a good level of understanding of complex fisheries management scenarios we believe it is important to read the available data in good order.

For each fishery management proposal we have submitted to we present the available information.

  1. The Minister's Final Decision for the species.
  2. The MFish Final Advise Paper (FAP) incorporating stakeholders submissions.
  3. Submissions to the IPP from option4 and others, as available.
  4. The Minister of Fisheries' "Preliminary View" letter, if available.
  5. The Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) management proposal as presented in the Initial Position Paper (IPP).
  6. Articles and Letters relating to this fisheries, as available.
  7. Any Updates referring to these fisheries.
Fishery Code  
Tarakihi 1 (TAR1) More Info...
Tarakihi 2 (TAR2)
More Info...
Tarakihi 3 (TAR3)
More Info...

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