Application by Sanford Ltd to hold Patagonian toothfish quota in excess of aggregation limit
In December 2010 Sanford Ltd submitted an application to hold 80% of the quota shares for Patagonian toothfish. The aggregation limit for this species, as specified in section 59 of the Fisheries Act 1996, is 45%. Between 10 January and 3 February 2011 the Ministry of Fisheries, on behalf of the Minister, undertook consultation regarding Sanford’s request.
A briefing was provided to the Minister on 12 April 2011 and the Minister has made his decisions, which are contained in the attached decision letter
Download Decision Letter (PDF 72KB)
In summary the Minister declined Sanford Ltd’s request to hold 80% of the quota shares for Patagonian toothfish. However, he decided to grant consent for Sanford Ltd to hold 60% of the quota shares for Patagonian toothfish.
The Ministry’s briefing to the Minister on Sanford’s request is available for download below”
Download Final Advice Paper (PDF 3.6MB)
Please note: this is a large file and may take some time to download.
If you have any questions regarding this issue please contact:
David Foster, Fisheries Analyst, Fisheries Management - Deepwater, on 04 819 4209 or email email@example.com