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option4 objective:
    "To carry the four principles of option4 all the way through the rights redefinition process and to have those principles enshrined in legislation."
option4 principles:
  A priority right over commercial fishers for free access to a reasonable daily bag-limit to be written into legislation.

The ability to exclude commercial methods that deplete recreationally important areas

  The ability to devise plans to ensure future generations enjoy the same or better quality of rights while preventing fish conserved for recreational use being given to the commercial sector.
  No licensing of recreational fishers.

What's New

Secure online credit card donations 8 July 2003
Ministers response to reform agreement Dec 2003
DoCs answers to Barrier questions Dec 2003
option4 asks who is a marine reserve local Dec 2003
Update #33 Dec 2003
Consensus supports most reform proposals Dec 2003
Reform policy paper from MFish Sep 2003
Barrier reserve submission summary Nov 2003
GBI proposal updates Nov 2003
Paterson Inlet updates Nov 2003
Planning Right explanation 8 September 2003
Closed Snapper Season During Spawning? 1 Sept 2003
Minister replies to consensus letter 21 January 2003
Letter of consensus between NZBGFC, NZRFC and option4 to the Minister 8 December 2002
Correspondence with the Minister
option4 letters and responses.Click here
Ministry of Fisheries Correspondence
option4 letters and responses.Click here

option4 Updates

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Reference Group Process - 2003
"The ongoing process to secure the rights fo the public to fish for food"

Fisheries Management

For a comprehensive record of the management process - click here

Marine Reserves

DoC have a target of 10% of the marine environment protected by 2010

Introduction of New Species to the QMS

Correspondence relating to the introduction of new species into the Quota Management System

Soundings Reports, Summaries and other Submissions

Outcomes from the Soundings Public Consultation process... click here

option4 Submission

Please read to see how is expressing the 4 Principles in its full submission... click here Opinion

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Important Reference Material

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Meetings and Events Attended
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