NZFCF President Doug Loder has organised a series of roadshow meetings to allow inshore fishermen around the south and east coast of the South Island to express their views to officials about the impositions of the proposed inshore observer programmes to be conducted by both the Ministry of Fisheries and the Department of Conservation over the next few months. President Doug will be accompanied by NZFCF CEO Pete Dawson and Andrew Coleman (Deputy Chief Executive MFish), Steve Halley (MFish), Allan Martin (MFish).
The meetings have been confirmed for:
We encourage as many fishermen as possible to attend these meetings so that both MFish and DoC can get a firm understanding of the implications for the inshore finfish industry that come with these expensive programmes.
MFish / Industry Observer Meeting
Bluff: Tuesday 20th October 2009
Port Chalmers: Tuesday 20 th October 2009
Timaru: Wednesday 21 st October 2009
Christchurch / Lyttelton: Thursday 22 nd October 2009
§ MFish to discuss with fishermen the implementation of Summer Observer Programme and cost-effective placement of Observers.