Have your say on fisheries operational review

Media contact: MPI media team
Telephone: 029 894 0328

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
Tauranga 3110
Wed 4 November Auckland Ponsonby Yacht Club
141–151 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven
Ponsonby 1001
Thu 5 November Whangārei Kingsgate Hotel
9 Riverside Drive, Riverside
Whangārei 0112
Mon 9 November Nelson

Nelson Yacht Club
322 Wakefield Quay, Stepneyville
Nelson 7010

Tue 10 November Christchurch Air Force Museum – Morrison Room
45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram
Christchurch 8140
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
Wellington 6021
Thu 19 November Napier Napier Sailing Club
63 West Quay, Ahuriri
Napier 4110
Tue 24 November New Plymouth Copthorne Grand Central Hotel
42 Powerderham Street
New Plymouth 4601
Thu 26 November Greymouth Kingsgate Hotel
32 Mawhera Quay
Greymouth 7805
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