SeaFIC Status Report 26.11.2009

Welcome to the SeaFIC Policy Group Status Report

for 26 November 2009

 

The aim of this report is to keep you informed of policy issues before the seafood industry. If you would like further information on an issue please contact the identified contact person.

 

You will find material in the Status Report highlighted in Red and Blue.

·          Issues highlighted in red indicate a response is required to the agency identified.

·          Issues highlighted in blue are more informative, such as progress on an issue.

 

To ensure the status report is meeting your needs, your feedback is welcomed.   If you do not wish to continue receiving the status report please contact Nici Gibbs.

 

SeaFIC Policy staff email addresses:

 

Nici Gibbs nici.gibbs@seafood.co.nz

Kate Bartram kate.bartram@seafood.co.nz

Tom Clark tom.clark@seafood.co.nz

Bruce Chapman bruce.chapman@seafood.co.nz

 

Phone (04) 385-4005                    Fax (04) 385 2727

 

Issue / Contact

Target Group

Action

Due Date

 

Consultative Processes

RCC submission

Greg Lydon

General

MFish consultation on prioritisation of research projects for 2010/11, following on from the RCC meeting.

SeaFIC will be submitting on generic & process issues only, with the expectation that submissions on particular projects will be made by CSOs

Submissions due -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 Nov

Toothfish QMS introduction

Kate Bartram

PTO

MFish consultation on proposed introduction of toothfish (inside NZ EEZ) into QMS on 1 October 2010. IPP released –

Submissions close –

For IPP, see http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Consultations/Proposal+to+introduce+Patagonian+toothfish+into+the+QMS+on+1+October+2010/default.htm?wbc_purpose=Basic&WBCMODE=PresentationUnpublished

 

 

25 Nov

15 Jan

 

Fisheries Act / Resource Management Act Implementation

MFish/industry initiatives

Tom Clark

Bruce Chapman

 

General

Three MFish/industry initiatives to improve the economic performance of the fisheries sector:

·         Observer services

·         Research services

·         Discards

See http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Commercial/mfish+projects/default.htm?WBCMODE=PresentationUnpublished%2cPresentationUnpublished

 

 


Legislative Issues

Search and Surveillance Bill

Nici Gibbs

General

Bill amends the Fisheries Act powers of entry, search and surveillance.

SeaFIC late submission sent –

Committee report back date -

 

 

2 Nov

1 May

Climate Change Response … Amendment Bill

Tom Clark

General

Passed with amendments in SOPs.

Measures for fishing industry unchanged from Bill as introduced.

25 Nov

Foreshore and Seabed Act Review

Bruce Chapman

General

Cabinet considered its response to the Independent Review & the PM announced that the Act will be repealed once a replacement has been determined -

2 Nov

 

 

 

Aquaculture Legislation Amendment Bill (No2)

Nici Gibbs

Aquaculture

Primary Production Committee reported -

For copy of the Committee’s report, see http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/11B2214F-C11F-4F86-8ED8-8F537F4EAE16/113451/DBSCH_SCR_4486_AquacultureLegislationAmendmentBill.pdf

2 Sept

Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement (Regional Agreements) Amendment Bill

Nici Gibbs

Aquaculture

Maori Affairs Committee reported –

For copy of the Committee’s report, see http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/270091E7-6DD3-4E1A-BA10-E70CCDDADA0D/113528/DBSCH_SCR_4481_MaoriCommercialAquacultureClaimsSet.pdf

28 Sept

RMA Reforms Phase II

Nici Gibbs

General

Revised consolidated RMA (incorporating the “simplifying and streamlining” amendments)   available on-line and for printing, see www.qualityplanning.org.nz/legislation/index.php

6 Nov

Aquaculture

For report of the Aquaculture Technical Advisory Group, see http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Consultations/Restarting+Aquaculture/default.htm

Ministers are consulting on the TAG’s recommendations.

SeaFIC draft submission to be distributed  

Submissions close -

 

15 Oct

 

 

 

 

 

1 Dec

16 Dec

 

Property Rights Issues

Mataitai applications

Kate Bartram

FMA9

Waikaretu mataitai : MFish is seeking written submissions from persons having a fishing interest in stocks in the area of the proposed mataitai reserve (an area of 31km 2 between Port Waikato & Raglan).

Public notice -

Submissions close -

 

 

 

 

 

29 Oct

27 Nov

FMA2

CRA3

Mahia : 3 applications have been lodged for mataitai reserves at Mahia. Consultation with local community is complete; consultation with fishing interests to follow

16 Nov

Section 186A closure

Kate Bartram

FMA1

MFish consultation on application to prohibit the use of all fishing methods within Maunganui Bay (Deep Water Cove), Bay of Islands, for a period of two years.

Submissions close -

 

 

 

 

 

24 Dec

 


Environmental Issues

Hector’s dolphin threat mgt plan

Tom Clark

General

Awaiting High Court decision  

 

Biosecurity Act Amendments

Bruce Chapman

General

Aquaculture

MAF consultation on proposed changes to the Biosecurity Act, including changes relating to marine Biosecurity. For discussion paper see http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/biosec/pol/biosecurity-act-review

Industry briefing distributed -

Submissions close –

Further workshops –

Biosecurity Amendment Bill to be introduced –

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 Nov

23 Dec

Feb

 

late 2010

 


Other Issues

 

 

 

 

 


Industry Development Issues

Self-governance and collective action

Nici Gibbs

General

Industry workshop for quota owners on possible legislative changes to Fisheries Act (part of implementing Managing our own Ship).

Please RSVP if attending.

15 Dec

 

 


Research Planning and Technical Working Groups

AEWG
& CSP TWG

Greg Lydon

General

Aquatic Environment Working Group meeting, incorporating CSP Technical Working Group meeting on “Electronic monitoring in the New Zealand inshore trawl fishery: a pilot trial (2008)” Speaker  

Howard McElderry (Archipelago Marine Research Ltd).

27 Nov

NINS

David Middleton

Inshore

Northern Inshore Working Group meeting in Auckland

30 Nov

REC WG?

 

General

Possible meeting of the recreational working group in Auckland (to be confirmed)

2 Dec

BRAG

Greg Lydon

General

Biodiversity Research Planning Group meeting

3 Dec

Antarctic WG

David Middleton

Antarctic

Antarctic working group meeting

4 Dec

Shellfish WG

David Middleton

SCI

Shellfish working group meeting in Auckland

8 Dec

NRLMG

Dave Banks

CRA

National Rock Lobster Management Group meeting

8 Dec

Hoki ERA

David Middleton

HOK

DWG Hoki Ecological Risk Assessment Workshop

14 Dec

Shellfish WG

David Middleton

PAU

Shellfish working group meeting

16 Dec

SSAG

David Middleton

General

Seabird Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting

16 Dec

SAM

David Middleton

General

Stock assessment methods working group meeting

17 Dec