Review of Sustainability measures for Rock lobster 7 and 8 (CRA 7 and CRA 8) - 1 April 2008
In December 2007, the National Rock Lobster Management Group (NRLMG) provided the Minister with initial advice on sustainability measures for the Otago and Southland rock lobster fisheries (CRA 7 and CRA 8, respectively) for 1 April 2008. The Ministry of Fisheries consulted on the proposals on the Minister’s behalf between December 2007 and February 2008.
The NRLMG provided the Minister with a Final Advice Paper in February 2008 and a Supplementary Advice Paper in March 2008. The Minister has now made his decisions, which are reported in the attached decision letter.
Download CRA Decision Letter (PDF 125KB)
In summary, the Minister has decided to:
a) adopt separate new management procedures to guide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) setting for CRA 7 and CRA 8:
b) For CRA 7: increase the TAC from 140.20 tonnes to 143.88 tonnes, and increase the TACC from 120.20 tonnes to 123.88 tonnes
c) For CRA 8: increase the TAC from 842.20 tonnes to 1053.00 tonnes, and increase the TACC from 755.20 tonnes to 966.00 tonnes
The NRLMG’s Final Advice and Supplementary Advice papers to the Minister are also available for download below:
Download Final Advice (PDF 657KB)
Download Supplementary Advice (PDF 209KB)
The initial advice paper provides you with the NRLMG’s initial position on the sustainability measures that were reviewed for CRA 7 and CRA 8.
Download NRLMG Advice on Management Interventions for CRA7 and CRA 8 (PDF 391KB)
Download NRLMG 2007 Annual Report (PDF 1.62MB)
Please note: this is a large document and may take time to download
Download Rock Lobster Mid-Year Plenary (PDF 262KB)
Should you wish to receive further information about the proposals contained in the IPP, please contact:
Leigh Mitchell, Inshore Fisheries Manager, Napier, (06) 8310264, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org