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Wider rollout of on-board cameras

Have your say

On 17 June 2021, Hon. David Parker, Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, announced that up to 300 inshore fishing vessels would be fitted with cameras by the end of 2024.

We wanted your feedback on:

  • which fishing vessels should get cameras
  • how the rollout would be prioritised
  • the level of industry contribution to costs.

The consultation closed on 6 December 2021.

Consultation document

Wider rollout of on-board cameras – Discussion document [PDF, 5.5 MB]

Related document

Frequently asked questions about the wider rollout of on-board cameras [PDF, 174 KB]

Consultation for cameras on boats – Youtube

Find out more

Digital monitoring of commercial fishing

On-board cameras for commercial fishing vessels

The 2019 proof of concept for on-board cameras

Support for commercial fishers and the seafood sector

Fisheries Act 1996 – NZ Legislation

Fisheries (Cost Recovery) Rules 2001 – NZ Legislation

MPI cost recovery policy guidelines [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

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