Review of Sustainability measures for Southern Blue Whiting 6B (SBW 6B) - 1 April 2008
Between February and March 2008 the Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) consulted on sustainability measures for Southern Blue Whiting 6B (SBW 6B) for 1 April 2008.
A Final Advice Paper (see below) was provided to the Minister of Fisheries in March 2008, and the Minister has now made his decisions, which are contained in the attached decision letter.
Download the decision letter (PDF 57KB)
In summary, the Minister has decided to:
a) Increase the TAC for SBW 6B from 3,500 tonnes to 10,000 tonnes, and within that TAC, set the following limits:
i) Allowance for other sources of fishing related mortality of 200 tonnes;
ii) Allowance for recreational and customary fishing of 0 tonnes; and
iii) TACC of 9,800 tonnes.
MFish’s Final Advice Paper to the Minister is also available for download below, including the submissions received from stakeholders:
Download the Final Advice Paper (PDF 165KB)
Download the Aurora submission (PDF 100KB)
Download the Deepwater Group submission (PDF 17KB)
Download the Sanford submission (PDF 32KB)
This Initial Position Paper (IPP) provides you with MFish’s initial position on the sustainability measures that were reviewed for southern blue whiting 6B (SBW 6B).
Introduction and Statutory Considerations (PDF 185KB)
Initial Position Paper – SBW 6B (PDF 241KB)
Stakeholder Letter (PDF 79KB)
Should you wish to receive further information about the proposals contained in the IPP, please contact:
Stefan Leslie, Manager Deepwater Fisheries, Wellington, (04) 8194618, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, we note that all submissions that are received for the purposes of the sustainability measures and other management controls process are publicly available under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). Should any person or organisation wish for any information contained in their submission to be withheld under the OIA, the grounds for withholding the information must be provided in the submission.