Flatfish (FLA 3) – Proposed In-Season TAC Increase for the 2008-09 Fishing Year
In June 2009, the Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) consulted on a proposal for an in-season increase in the total allowable catch (TAC) for Flatfish 3 (FLA 3) and an associated increase in annual catch entitlement (ACE).
A Final Advice Paper was provided to the Minister in July 2009, and the Minister has now made his decisions, which are contained in the attached decision letter.
Download Decision Letter (PDF 59KB)
In summary, the Minister has decided to:
i) Increase the TAC for FLA 3 from 1,617 tonnes to 1,974 tonnes for the 2008-09 fishing year; and
ii) Create additional ACE of 350 tonnes
MFish’s Final Advice Paper to the Minister is available for download below.
Download FLA3 Final Advice Paper (PDF 250KB)
The Initial Position Paper that was made available for consultation is also available for download below.
Download Initial Position Paper (PDF 214KB)
Should you wish to receive further information about the proposals contained in the Final Advice Paper, please contact:
Rose Grindley, Inshore Fisheries Manager, Dunedin, (03) 474 2689, or e-mail email@example.com