PROPOSED EXTENSION TO THE TEMPORARY BLUE COD AMATEUR FISHERY CLOSURES IN MILFORD & DOUBTFUL SOUNDS
12 February 2007
The Ministry of Fisheries (MFish) is consulting on a proposal to extend the existing two year closures of the amateur blue cod fisheries in Milford and Doubtful Sounds. The Initial Position Paper (IPP) provides you with MFish’s initial position on the proposal. The IPP includes the rationale to support the proposal and the alternative of reopening the areas.
The purpose of this letter is to invite you to participate in this process.
MFish welcomes written submissions on the proposal. Written submissions are due by 12 March 2007 and should be posted to Fiordland Blue Cod Closures, Ministry of Fisheries, Private Bag 1926, Dunedin. Alternatively, electronic submissions can be emailed to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org..
Should you wish to receive further information about any of the proposals contained within the IPP, please contact:
Rose Grindley, Inshore Fisheries Manager, (03) 474 0333
Tania Cameron, Fisheries Analyst, (03) 474 0333
All submissions that are received for the purposes of this process are publicly available under the Official Information Act 1982. Should any person or organisation wish for any information contained in their submission to be withheld under the Act, the grounds for withholding the information must be provided in the submission.
Scott Williamson for
Inshore Fisheries Manager