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option4 Update #39 FEBRUARY 2004

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Fisheries Management  

Kahawai - Ministry claim "no scarcity"

Update #39 NZ Fishing News February 2004

Kahawai are entering the Quota system with limited input from the public and Ministry is saying there is no scarcity of kahawai? More Info...

Ministry's IPP Dissected and Rebutted


option4 spells out its concerns in the draft dissection and rebuttal of the Ministry of Fisheries Initial Position Paper (IPP) on kahawai.

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Extension Request

option4 wrote a letter to the Ministry of Fisheries asking for an extension to the submission deadline for kahawai and 18 other species. More Info...

Kahawai Survey - PLEASE Contribute

Take a couple of minutes to share your fishing experience and contribute to the option4 effort to maintain this important fishery for the public. More Info...

Latest News

New information on kahawai is becoming available every week. Stay up to date with developments. More Info...

Mark Feldman's Letter to the Minister

Mark Feldman is an experienced campaigner when it comes to the kahawai fishery. Read his latest letter to the Minister. More Info...

New Look Website


The new look option4 website is now working. Its still under construction but we needed to get the most important information to you in a timely manner. Have a look and check out our new online poll.

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What is an AMP?

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Marine Protection


Great Barrier Island

DoC response to issues raised in submissions to their marine reserve proposal. More Info...

Auckland Conservation Board

The next meeting of your community representatives is on Thursday 26 th February at the Doc Area Office, 28 Baxter St , Warkworth. Start 9.30am. Public forum is at the start. More Info...

DoC Survey

The Department of Conservation's survey on outdoor recreation. We recommend that you check it out - it takes about 5 minutes to complete. Quite a well balanced set of questions. More Info...



Black Magic

Black Magic have a range of ‘option4’ game fishing lures. $10 from each lure sold goes to option4’s Fighting Fund. Show your support of Black Magic and the skippers in this project.

Chesters Plumbing Supplies


Chesters of New Lynn have succeeded in raising $3000 for option4. The proceeds from their annual fishing contest goes to option4 and Manukau volunteer coastguard. A full report is on the way.


Atomz Corporation


Atomz Corp. are showing their support of option4 by providing free services to option4. Their contribution enables you to search and find the extensive record of documents we have amassed to enhance the rights of the non commercial fisher.

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