Inshore Observer Programme 2011/2012 - 2012/2013
The current Ministry for Primary Industries and Department of Conservation Inshore Observer Programme includes projects on:
- trawl fisheries on the East and West Coasts of the South Island,
- set net fisheries on the East Coast of the South Island, and
- bottom longline fisheries in FMA1.
The focus of the Programme is to assess risks to protected species’ populations from interactions with inshore fisheries and to find solutions in cases where the risk is too high.
The Programme was publicly consulted on during May and June 2011.
Download Stakeholder Letter (PDF 105KB)
Download Draft Plan (PDF 178KB)
The Department of Conservation re-consulted during May-June 2012 on the part of the Programme to be delivered as Conservation Services during 2012/13. Go here for more information. These services are specified in the Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2012/13.
The Ministry for Primary Industries consulted during July 2012 on the part of the Programme to be delivered as Fisheries Services during 2012/13, but only as part of the general cost-recovery consultation process. Go here for more information.
The Minister of Conservation and the then Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture originally approved the current Programme in July 2011.
Download Ministers’ decision letter (PDF 72KB)
Download Final Plan and summary of submissions (PDF 591KB)
If you have any questions about the Programme please contact either:
- Steve Halley, Ministry for Primary Industries, on (04) 8194622 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Santiago Bermeo, Ministry for Primary Industries, on (04) 8194260 or email@example.com;
- Kris Ramm, Department of Conservation, on (04) 4961963 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Tom Clark, Seafood Industry Council, on (04) 3854005 or email@example.com; or
- Doug Loder, Federation of Commercial Fishermen, on (03) 5282823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.