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Draft Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan

Update – 7 August 2023

The Mahere Takahuritanga Ahumahi Hao Ika – Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) was released today.

Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan

One-page action summary of Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan [PDF, 249 KB]

Government media release: Shaping a more sustainable and innovative fishing industry

A steering group will take responsibility for the achievement of the actions over the next 3 years.

Consultation background

The draft Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) was issued for consultation on 27 April 2023. It proposed a vision and actions to transform the wild catch fisheries sector to strengthen environmental performance, improve profitability and productivity, and support people and communities.

Consultation document

Draft Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan [PDF, 9.8 MB]

Summary of what was proposed

The draft plan proposed 20 actions and initiatives to:

  • strengthen the environmental performance of our commercial fisheries
  • increase the value created from fishing
  • support people in the industry and local communities.

The proposed initiatives were intended to build on the sector's strengths and make the most of new opportunities, such as developments in technology, product innovation, and data, while reducing environmental impact.

One-page summary of the draft Fisheries ITP [PDF, 536 KB]

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