Fisheries New Zealand sought feedback on a number of proposed changes to circulars that relate to digital monitoring.
- Consultation document – Electronic Reporting Circulars 2019 [PDF, 823 KB]
- Fisheries (E-Logbook and Users Instructions and Codes) Circular 2019 [PDF, 4.1 MB]
- Fisheries (Geospatial Position Reporting Devices) Circular 2019 [PDF, 625 KB]
What's being proposed?
The proposed changes address practical implementation matters that have been identified by Fisheries New Zealand and the fishing sector, and improve the clarity and workability of new electronic catch and position reporting requirements.
The proposed changes are outlined in detail in the consultation document.
Proposed Fisheries (Electronic Monitoring on Vessels) Circular 2019
Making your submission
Submissions closed at 5pm on 16 October 2019. Note, this deadline has been extended from the orignial date, 13 October 2019.
Submissions are public information
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