Proposed changes to the Fisheries (Seabird Mitigation Measures – Bottom Longlines) Circular

Closing Date:
Contact: Deepwater fisheries management team

UPDATE – 17 SEPTEMBER 2020

Consultation extended

Public consultation on changes to the Fisheries (Seabird Mitigation Measures – Bottom Longlines) has been extended by 3 weeks. Submissions now close on Tuesday, 10 November 2020.

Have your say

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Fisheries (Seabird Mitigation Measures – Bottom Longlines) Circular. The proposed changes would:

  • align mandatory mitigation measures with agreed  ‘best practice’ seabird mitigation for bottom longline vessels
  • introduce area-specific mitigation measures for the sub-Antarctic
  • clarify several technical requirements.

Consultation document

Proposed changes to the Fisheries (Seabird Mitigation Measures – Bottom Longlines) Circular [PDF, 402 KB]

Making your submission

Feedback on the proposed changes must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday, 10 November 2020.

We encourage you to use the submission form template [DOCX, 41 KB]

Email all submissions to FMSubmissions@mpi.govt.nz

While we prefer email, you can post written submissions to:

Fisheries (Seabird Mitigation Measures – Bottom Longlines) Circular
Fisheries Management
Fisheries New Zealand
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6011
New Zealand.

Submissions are public information

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