Have your say
Fisheries New Zealand is consulting on further amendments proposed by the Fiordland Marine Guardians to recreational and commercial fishing rules for the Fiordland Marine Area under the Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2013, the Fisheries (Southland and Sub-Antarctic Areas Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986 and the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001. We invite feedback from tangata whenua, stakeholders, and the public on these proposed changes.
About the proposed changes
Following consultation between August and September 2022 and ministerial decisions on proposed changes to recreational fishing rules, the Fiordland Marine Guardians have added further amendments based on feedback received. Given these matters were not specifically proposed in the previous consultation, the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries has instructed Fisheries New Zealand to publicly consult on the further proposals. We now invite feedback on the following proposals:
- Recreational vessel limits: Implement a vessel limit for recreational fishing vessels in the Fiordland Marine Area of 4 times the daily species and combined bag limits.
- Restrictions of bulk harvesting methods: Prohibition of a selection of bulk harvesting methods including cod potting, longlines, and setlines for recreational and commercial fishers landward of the fishing lines (fiord headlands).
The further proposed changes are provided in the consultation document below.
Previous related consultation
Making your submission
You can make your submission any time before the consultation closes at 5pm on Monday, 28 August 2023.
We encourage you to use our submission form template.
Email your completed form to FMsubmissions@mpi.govt.nz
While we prefer email, you can post written submissions to:
Fisheries New Zealand
Private Bag 1926
If you require hard copies of the consultation document or any other information, email FMsubmissions@mpi.govt.nz