Have your say on local fishery consultation

Media contact: MPI media team
Telephone: 029 894 0328

As part of the current public consultation on options for both the Southern Scallop fishery (SCA7) and the Snapper 7 fishery, local people are invited to have their say at a series of drop-in sessions.

MPI fisheries management staff will be running sessions on:

  • Thursday 23 June in Blenheim
  • Monday 27 June in Nelson
  • Tuesday 28 June in Motueka
  • Wednesday 29 June in Takaka.

The sessions are a chance to explain what the options are for these 2 fisheries that ensure the long-term sustainability and access for all.

Dave Turner, MPI director of fisheries management said: “These are both important fisheries and MPI is committed to actively engaging with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that all views are considered.”

Locations and times   

The meetings are open to all and there is no need to book – just turn up on the day between 4pm and 8pm.

Location Date

Marlborough Convention Centre
42A Alfred Street

Thursday, 23 June

Rutherford Hotel
27 Nile Street West

Monday, 27 June

Huia Clubrooms
186 High Street

Tuesday, 28 June

Takaka Fire Station
6 Motupipi Street

Wednesday, 29 June

Extra sessions are planned

For people unable to attend, additional sessions are planned. We will carry details on this website when they are confirmed.

The consultations

Whether or not you attend a session, you can send your submissions on the consultations directly to MPI. They must arrive no later than:

(Note, the SNA7 consultation is part of the review of fisheries sustainability measures for 1 October 2016).

Email: FMSubmissions@mpi.govt.nz

Post: Fisheries Management
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

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