In August 2007 the Ministry of Fisheries and the Department of Conservation released the draft Hector’s and Maui’s Dolphin Threat Management Plan (TMP) for two months public consultation. The draft TMP included options to avoid, remedy, and mitigate the effect of fishing-related mortality on Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins. The Ministry also consulted on (i) the potential socio-economic impacts of the measures in the draft TMP and on (ii) new science information that became available early in 2008. The Ministry provided the Minister of Fisheries with a final advice paper on fisheries measures for the TMP at the start of May 2008. The Minister announced his decisions on 29 May. The measures the Minister announced are drawn from the range of options consulted on in the draft TMP, and from the range of options in the final advice. Download the Minister's decision letter (PDF 863kb)Download the maps that accompany the Minister's decision letter (Maps in Jpeg Format)Map 1 North Island West Coast set netHigh Resolution (1.3Mb) Low Resolution (191kb)Map 2 North Island West Coast trawlHigh Resolution (904kb) Low Resolution 131kb)Map 3 North Island West Coast drift netHigh Resolution (5.9Mb) Low Resolution (228kb)Map 4 South Island South Coast set netHigh Resolution (935kb) Low Resolution (144kb)Map 5 South Island South Coast trawlHigh Resolution (1.1Mb) Low Resolution (125kb)Map 6 South Island East Coast set netHigh Resolution (1.2Mb) Low Resolution (138kb)Map 7 South Island East Coast trawlHigh Resolution (866kb) Low Resolution (122kb)Map 8 South Island West Coast netHigh Resolution (677kb) Low Resolution (109kb)The Ministry's final advice paper to the Minister is also available for download. The paper was split into two volumes:
You can download the final advice by opening the attachments below. Please note that some of the files are very large and may take time to download. A CD of both volumes can be made available if you have trouble downloading the files. To request a CD, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In light of the size of the final advice, we request that you consider an electronic version before asking for a paper copy.
Download Table of Contents (PDF 40kb) Download Executive Summary (PDF 318kb) Download Introduction (PDF 1.4MB) Download West Coast North Island (PDF 3.2MB) Download West Coast North Island (Annex 1) (PDF 728kb) Download West Coast North Island (Annex 2) (PDF 112kb) Download West Coast North Island (Annex 3) (PDF 677kb) Download West Coast North Island (Annex 4) (PDF 248kb) Download East Coast South Island (PDF 1.2MB) Download South Coast South Island (PDF 1.1MB) Download West Coast South Island (PDF 2MB) Download Monitoring and Research (PDF 336kb)
Appendix 1 – New Information: Submissions and Analysis (PDF 293kb) Appendix 1 – Annex 1 - Risk Analysis for Maui’s and Hector’s Dolphins (MFish) (PDF 100kb) Appendix 2 – MFish Economic Impact Analysis (PDF 2.81MB) Appendix 3 – Potential Biological Removal (PDF 81KB) Appendix 4 – Summary of Submissions – Overview (PDF 56kb) Appendix 4 – PART A (PDF 847kb) Appendix 4 – PART B (PDF 504kb) Appendix 5 – Interpreting Revenue, Income and Present Value of Losses (PDF 106kb) Appendix 6 – Challenger Finfisheries’ Management Ltd - Commercial Set Net Fishers – Code of Practice (PDF 92kb) Appendix 7 – South East Finfish Management Ltd – Commercial Set Net Fishers Voluntary Code of Practice (Part 1) (PDF 1.42MB) Appendix 7 – South East Finfish Management Ltd – Commercial Set Net Fishers Voluntary Code of Practice (Part 2) (PDF 2.29MB) Appendix 7 – South East Finfish Management Ltd – Commercial Set Net Fishers Voluntary Code of Practice (Part 3) (PDF 792kb) Appendix 8 - Aranovus Research Methodology and Summary of Submissions (PDF 337kb) Appendix 9 – References (PDF 87kb) Appendix 10 – Abbreviations (PDF 56kb) Please note that we have withheld material from the final advice where necessary, consistent with the Official Information Act 1982. You are entitled to seek a review of our decision to withhold material. Please contact email@example.com in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the reponse, you are entitled to contact the Ombudsman.Note there are minor typographical errors in the recommendation section of some of the regional section papers in Volume 1. The final set of recommendations signed by the Minister are attached above.