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Information papers about how we manage fish stocks in New Zealand under the Fisheries Act. Covers the research methods and assumptions that underlie the management decision making. A key issue in fisheries management is the need to exam the ecological impacts of fishing and sustainability of the ocean as a natural systems.

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This file has a .pdf extensionFishing for the Future: A Strategy for the Fisheries of the Kaipara Harbour
Author(s): Kaipara Management Group

Kaipara Harbour is New Zealand’s largest enclosed waterway. There is increasing evidence of problems with fish stocks in the harbour, this has been of particular concern to Maori. Previous attempts of fisheries management has failed. This Study Group has worked for three years with stakeholders, particularly companies holding large quota in the area, to develop a strategy for a sustainable fishery. This strategy outlines a range of sustainable measures to sustainably manage fish stocks in the harbour, most notably a separate management area for the Kaipara.

Added to archive on 06/15/2007 and placed in the following categories: Fisheries Management NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionArea-based Restrictions in the New Zealand Marine Environment
Author(s): Victoria A. Froude

This report addresses central government restrictive provisions in the marine environment. This includes restrictive provisions under the Fisheries Act 1996 and its associated regulations.

Added to archive on 06/15/2007 and placed in the following categories: Fisheries Management NZ |

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This file has a .pdf extensionThe New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council and ors v The Minister of Fisheries and ors
Author(s): High Court

This is a High Court judgment of Harrison J delivered in 2007. The case concerned judicial review proceedings brought by groups representing recreational and commercial fishing interests, challenging the Minister of Fisheries’ allocation decisions of the TAC and TACC for kahawai in 2004 and 2005. Harrison J found the Minister’s 2004 decision to be unlawful to the extent he failed to have proper regard to the social, cultural and economic well-being of the people in fixing the TAC for kahawai, he failed to have regard to ss 7 and 8 of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 and failed to consider advice from MFish to review bag catch limits for recreational fishers. He directed the Minister to review his 2005 decision in light of these findings.

Added to archive on 06/14/2007 and placed in the following categories: Fisheries Management NZ |

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