27 October 2022 – Minister approves plan
Following consultation from 19 November 2019 to 19 February 2020, the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries has approved the National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan.
National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan [PDF, 10 MB]
Fisheries New Zealand sought feedback on a draft National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan between 19 November 2019 to 19 February 2020.
Fisheries plans set the high-level direction and overarching framework for managing fisheries. Plans provide for greater participation, certainty, transparency, and accountability to New Zealanders for how fisheries are managed.
This draft plan set out how Fisheries New Zealand intended to transform and improve the management of New Zealand's inshore finfish fisheries.
We sought public feedback on the following proposals to the draft National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan:
- advance New Zealand towards ecosystem-based fisheries management
- provide for enhanced tangata whenua, stakeholder, and community participation in fisheries management and planning
- improve our environmental performance
- provide greater transparency, accountability, and certainty for the sustainable use of our inshore fisheries.
Draft National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan [PDF, 1.3 MB]
Overview of the draft plan – infographic [PDF, 443 KB]
Background to consultation
The new National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan will guide the operational management of inshore finfish fisheries for the next 5 years. Fisheries plans are provided for under section 11A of the Fisheries Act 1996.
The draft plan was developed following a robust process involving commercial, recreational, and environmental sectors. We sought feedback on the ambition and approaches outlined in the draft plan.
Media release about the plan and the consultation
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