Have Your Say

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is consulting on options to reduce incidental captures of seabird species in New Zealand’s surface longline fishery.

Submissions close at 12pm on 21 November 2016.

Options being consulted on are:

  1. Retain the status quo: compulsory deployment of a tori line and either night setting or line weighting.
  2. Compulsory deployment of a tori line and the current line weighting requirements. Night setting would remain voluntary.
    The current line weighting specifications are:
    1. 40 g or greater attached within 0.5 m the hook; or
    2. 45 g or greater attached within 1 m of the hook; or
    3. 60 g or greater attached within 3.5 m of the hook; or
    4. 98 g or greater attached within 4 m of the hook.
  3. Compulsory deployment of a tori line and new line weighting requirements. Night setting would remain voluntary.
    The new line weighting requirements would be:
    1. 40 grams (g) or greater attached within 0.5 meters (m) the hook; or
    2. 60 g or greater attached within 1 m of the hook; or
    3. 80 g or greater attached within 2 m of the hook.

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