National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks (NPOA-Sharks) 2013

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Contact: Fisheries Management

National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks 2013

The Minister for Primary Industries and the Minister of Conservation have launched the National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks 2013 (NPOA-Sharks).

The purpose of the plan is to maintain the biodiversity and the long-term viability of all New Zealand shark populations by recognising their role in marine ecosystems, ensuring that any utilisation of sharks is sustainable, and that New Zealand receives positive recognition internationally for its efforts in shark conservation and management.

New Zealand has an obligation to produce and periodically review its NPOA-Sharks in line with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation’s International Plan of Action for Sharks. Click on the link below to read the plan.

National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks 2013 [PDF, 709 KB]


Consultation

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), in conjunction with the Department of Conservation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is consulting on a draft National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks (NPOA-Sharks) 2013. New Zealand has an obligation to produce and periodically review its NPOA-Sharks in line with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation’s International Plan of Action for Sharks.

The proposed purpose of the NPOA-Sharks 2013 is to maintain the biodiversity and the long-term viability of all New Zealand shark populations by recognising their role in marine ecosystems, ensuring that any utilisation of sharks is sustainable, and that New Zealand receives positive recognition internationally for its efforts in shark conservation and management. 

Draft National Plan of Action Sharks 2013 [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Background information about this consultation can be found on this website at the links below:

Submissions

All submissions must be received by MPI by Friday 8 December  2013

Email
NPOA-Sharks@mpi.govt.nz

Post
Fisheries Management
Ministry for Primary Industries
P O Box 2526
Wellington 6140 

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