The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has started a review of New Zealand’s fisheries management system and is inviting people to have their say.
Research shows that the fisheries management system is sound. However, as the Fisheries Act and the Quota Management System have now been in place for 20 and 30 years respectively, it has been decided that now is time to look at how the system is operating and examine if processes can be improved.
Jarred Mair, director of sector policy at MPI, said: “Over the past 30 years, changes in technology and customer expectation mean that now is an appropriate time to review how New Zealand’s fisheries management system operates. As part of this review a series of community drop-in sessions have been arranged where we people can learn more, discuss their questions and learn how they can take part.
“This is an important initiative in helping MPI to understand what works well, what could be improved what needs to be done to ensure New Zealand retains its reputation as having a world class fisheries management system.
Community drop-in sessions will be held at the following venues during November.
|All community drop-in sessions are from 4.30pm to 7.00pm.|
|Tue 3 November||Tauranga||Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club
90 Keith Allen Drive
|Wed 4 November||Auckland||Ponsonby Yacht Club
141–151 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven
|Thu 5 November||Whangārei||Kingsgate Hotel
9 Riverside Drive, Riverside
|Mon 9 November||Nelson||
Nelson Yacht Club
|Tue 10 November||Christchurch||Air Force Museum – Morrison Room
45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram
|Wed 11 November||Dunedin||Otago Yacht Club
25 Magnet Street
North Dunedin 9016
|Mon 16 November||Wellington||Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club
501 Evans Bay Parade
|Thu 19 November||Napier||Napier Sailing Club
63 West Quay, Ahuriri
|Tue 24 November||New Plymouth||Copthorne Grand Central Hotel
42 Powerderham Street
New Plymouth 4601
|Thu 26 November||Greymouth||Kingsgate Hotel
32 Mawhera Quay