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 public consultation. The draft TMP:
The draft TMP built on material released in a discussion document in May 2007 and incorporated response to that document including feedback gained during regional forums. The Ministry invited views on the draft TMP.
Download Letter to Stakeholders from Ministers (PDF 35kb)The Draft Threat Management Plan consists of three key sections: 1. Context– what we know about New Zealand’s dolphin situation This section also introduces regional threat management proposals that incorporate fishing related options, proposed non-fishing measures, marine mammal sanctuaries, research and monitoring. Download Contents and Executive Summary (PDF 145KB) Download Part 1 (PDF 866KB)2. Initial Position Paper – identification of draft measures to treat fishing related threats Download Part 2 (PDF 1.3MB)
3. Proposed Marine mammal sanctuaries – identification of important Maui’s and Hector’s dolphin habitat Download Part 3 (PDF 398KB) Download Research (PDF 80KB) Download Monitoring the Effects of Fishing (PDF 77KB) Download Appendices (1.1MB) Download the full Draft Threat Management Plan (PDF 3.3MB)Please note: This is a large document and may take some time to download.