Update – 25 May 2022
Rollout of cameras on fishing vessels to begin (media release) – Beehive
Find out about the 2022 to 2024 rollout of on-board cameras
Summary of submissions received about this on-board cameras consultation [PDF, 1.1 MB]
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.
Wider rollout of on-board cameras – Discussion document [PDF, 5.5 MB]
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.