The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback and submissions on whether a further temporary closure of the Southern Scallop fishery (SCA 7) should be implemented for the coming scallop season starting on 15 July 2017.
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MPI has received a request from the Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board for a two-year temporary closure at Mair Bank and Marsden Bank (Marsden Point) to the take of all shellfish.
MPI is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the sustainability measures for 2 southern blue whiting stocks.
MPI is reviewing whether the minimum commercial blue cod pot mesh size in the BCO5 area (Southland including Fiordland, and Stewart, Campbell and Antipodes islands) should be increased from 48mm to 54mm.
Amendment to the regulation to allow the commercial harvest of cockles to continue in 2 parts of Otago Harbour
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reviewing whether to amend a regulation to allow the commercial harvest of cockles to continue in 2 parts of Otago Harbour.
MPI is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the sustainability measures for 3 rock lobster stocks.
Proposed extension of the shellfish and seaweed emergency fishing closure along the Kaikōura and Cape Campbell coastline
MPI is considering an extension of the emergency closure to the take of any species of shellfish and seaweed (excluding rock lobster and scampi) for a further 9 months.
The Future of our Fisheries programme is being developed to ensure New Zealand has sustainable, shared fisheries now and in the future. We want your feedback on the proposals we've developed, which include regulation changes.
Operational Plan to manage the incidental capture of New Zealand sea lions in the southern squid trawl fishery (SQU 6T) for 2016-17
MPI invites comment to extend for another year the Operational Plan.
MPI is seeking feedback on the proposal that line weighting should become a mandatory requirement to further mitigate the risk to seabirds posed by the surface longline fishery.