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Draft Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan

Have your say

Fisheries New Zealand is working on a Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) to transform the wild-caught fishing industry for a resilient and productive future.

We’d like your feedback on the 20 actions we've proposed to put us on the path towards this transformation.

Consultation on the draft Fisheries ITP is open from 27 April to 11 June 2023.

Consultation document

Draft Fisheries Industry Transformation Plan [PDF, 9.8 MB]

What's being proposed?

The draft plan proposes 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 are 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.

Find out more about the Fisheries ITP and the proposed 20 actions

Related information

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

Making your submission

Consultation on the draft plan is open from 27 April to 11 June 2023. You can provide feedback in several ways – by completing our online survey, emailing us, by attending one of our planned hui, or by posting us your written submission.

If you prefer to email your comments, send them to

To help you, use our template. It includes questions you can answer as a prompt.

Submission template for the draft Fisheries ITP [DOCX, 32 KB]

Alternatively, you might like to speak to us at one of the hui we have planned. You can register for a hui on Eventbrite:

While we would prefer to get your submission by email or through the online survey, you can post written submissions to:

Fisheries ITP
Fisheries New Zealand
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

Make sure you tell us in your email or written submission:

  • your name and title
  • your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation)
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email), so we can follow up with any questions.

Once we've heard your feedback on the draft, we will work to finalise and implement the plan later this year.

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website and/or in the final ITP.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation