MPI are consulting on the Future of our Fisheries programme which incorporates three projects:
Fisheries Management System Review:
This project considers fisheries information needs, decision-making and value-add opportunities.
Proposed regulatory change for the Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System (IEMRS):
This project outlines proposed regulatory options to implement electronic catch reporting, vessel location information and cameras on all of New Zealand’s commercial fishing fleet.
Proposed regulatory change for Enabling Innovative Trawl Technology (EITT):
This project outlines proposed regulatory change options to implement trawling innovations that can improve fish stock sustainability, improve environmental performance and improve economic benefits.
Consultations are taking place in:
Wellington, Tuesday 29 November, 5pm – 7pm, Te Wharewaka
Napier, Wednesday 30 November, 5pm – 7pm, Napier Sailing Club
Auckland (Westhaven), Thursday 1 December, 5pm – 7pm, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Chatham Islands, Tuesday 6 December, 5pm – 7pm, The Den
Greymouth, Wednesday 7 December, 5pm - 7pm, Kingsgate Hotel
New Plymouth, Monday 12 December, 5pm – 7pm, Copthorne Hotel, Grand Central
Whangarei, Wednesday 14 December, 5pm – 7pm, Forum North
Invercargill, Thursday 15 December, 5pm – 7pm, Ascot Park Hotel
Visit: http://mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/consultations/future-of-our-fisheries/ for more information.