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Review of minimum ACE holding requirements for South Island eel stocks

Have your say

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reviewing minimum Annual Catch Entitlement (ACE) holding requirements for South Island eel stocks.

The review will ensure that the regulations relating to minimum ACE holding requirements for South Island eels are consistent with best regulatory practice and provide for reasonable utilisation of the eel resource.

MPI wants your feedback on these 2 options:

  • Option 1 (preferred): removing the minimum ACE holding requirements for South Island eels, or
  • Option 2 (status quo): keeping the 2 tonne minimum ACE holding requirements for South Island eels.

Full details are in the consultation document.

Consultation document

Making a submission

Email your feedback on the proposed changes by 5pm on 28 July 2017 to

While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:

Inshore Fisheries Management
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

Make sure you include in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document in the subject line of your email
  • your name and title, if applicable
  • your organisation's name (if you're submitting on behalf of an organisation or a company)
  • your contact details (for example, phone number, address and email).

Submissions are public information

Any submission you make becomes public information. Anyone can ask for copies of all submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the information available unless we have a good reason for withholding it. You can find those grounds in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA. Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include, it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may require the information be released.