Review of sustainability measures for 1 April 2018

Closing Date:

Contact: Fisheries management team


Have your say

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback from tangata whenua and stakeholders on proposed changes to the sustainability measures for:

  • 4 rock lobster stocks
  • 2 sea cucumber stocks
  • 1 southern blue whiting stock.

The consultation will run from 12 January 2018 until 9 February 2018.

What is being proposed?

Reviews of catch limits and other management controls for selected stocks are done annually. This is consistent with the requirement that MPI ensures the sustainable use of fisheries resources.

The proposals for each stock have been assessed in the context of:

  • the relevant statutory requirements
  • the best available information, including the latest scientific information on the status of the stocks
  • tangata whenua and stakeholder input.

The rock lobster proposals were guided by recommendations from the National Rock Lobster Management Group (an advisory group to the Minister of Fisheries on rock lobster management matters).

Details of the proposals for each stock are in the consultation documents. A summary of the proposals has also been prepared.

Consultation documents

If you can't open a document or would like printed copies, email

What stocks are included?

The stocks include:

  • Hauraki Gulf/Bay of Plenty rock lobster (CRA 2)
  • Wellington/Hawkes Bay rock lobster (CRA 4)
  • Otago rock lobster (CRA 7)
  • Southern rock lobster (CRA 8)
  • East Coast South Island sea cucumber (SCC 3)
  • Challenger and Nelson sea cucumber (SCC 7B)
  • Bounty Platform southern blue whiting (SBW 6B)

Find out more about the review of the CRA 2 rock lobster fishery

Making your submission

Consultation on the proposed changes closes at 5pm on 9 February 2018.

A submission form is available to help you give feedback. However, you don't have to use the form.

Submissions can be sent to MPI by email or post.


Post: Fisheries Management

Ministry for Primary Industries

PO Box 2526

Wellington 6140.

Submissions are public information

Note, that your submission is public information. Submissions may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA. Submitters may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in their submission, such as the information is commercially sensitive or they wish personal information to be withheld. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.

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