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Completed Consultations & Final Decisions

This section has background information on issues for which consultation has now been completed. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please contact your local MPI Fisheries office


Consultations from 2014
Papers on issues including:

  • Review of fisheries sustainability measures for 1 April 2014
  • National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks 2013

Consultations from 2013
Papers on issues including:

  • Review of the Maui’s dolphin portion of the Hector’s and Maui’s dolphin Threat Management Plan
  • Snapper 1 Management Decisions
  • Inshore Observer Programme 2013/14
  • Review of regulatory controls for fisheries management for 1 October 2013
  • Special Permit for the collection of Wild Oysters for Aquaculture purposes
  • Review of the closure at Whangateau Harbour to the harvest of cockles and pipi  

Consultations from 2012
Papers on issues including:

  • Setting of Shellfish Sustainability Measures for 1 April 2013 (includes rock lobster, surf clams and scallops)
  • Review of Fishstock Sustainability Measures, Deemed Value Rates and other management controls for the 2012/13 fishing year
  • Interim Set Net Measures to protect Maui’s dolphins
  • In-season increase for the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Coromandel Scallop Fishery for the 2012-13 fishing year  

Consultations from 2011
Papers on issues including:

  • FAP - Review of sustainability measures for southern blue whiting – 1 April 2011
  • Setting of Sustainability Measures and Other Management Contorls for Rock Lobster Fisheries for 1 April 2011
  • Application by Sanford Ltd to hold Patagonian toothfish quota in excess of aggregation limit
  • Draft Seabird Policy - June 2011
  • Waikato-Tainui (Waikato River Fisheries) Regulations 2011
  • FAP - Review of inshore fishstock sustainability measures, deemed value rates and other management controls for the 2011/12 fishing year
  • FAP - Review of sustainability measures and management controls for highly migratory species for the 2011/2012 fishing year
  • FAP - Review of sustainability measures and deemed value rates for selected deepwater fishstocks for 2011/12
  • FAP - Review of the amateur set net ban for a defined area of the ECSI to manage fishing-related threats to Hector's dolphins
  • Decision - Application by New Zealand Longline Ltd. to hold deepwater crab quota in excess of aggregation limits
  • Consultation on methodology used for valuing the impact of aquaculture on commercial quota under the regulations
  • FAP -  In-season review of the southern bluefin tuna (STN 1) fishery for 2011-12
  • FAP - Review of Rock Lobster Sustainability Measures for 1 April 2012
  • Inshore Observer Programme 2011/12 – 2012/13
  • FAP - Review of Rock Lobster Concession Area Minimum Legal Size Regulations 
  • FAP - Squid fishery around the Auckland Islands (SQU6T) 

Consultations from 2010
Papers on issues including:

  • Introduction of Patagonian Toothfish into the QMS on 1 October 2010
  • Review of Sustainability Measures for Surf Clam Stocks in QMA 2 and QMA 3 for 1 April 2010
  • Review of Sustainability Measures for CRA 3, CRA 4, and CRA 7 Red Rock Lobster Fisheries for 1 April 2010
  • In-season review of Southern Bluefin Tuna (STN 1)
  • Deemed Values for selected fishstocks for 1 April 2010
  • Review of Sustainablity Measures for Southern Blue Whiting 6I (SBW 6I) - 1 April 2010
  • Flatfish (FLA3) - In-Season TAC Increase
  • Wakatu Incorporation, Tasman Bay - Final Decision Paper
  • National Fisheries Plan for Deepwater and Middle-Depth Fisheries
  • FAP - Review of Regulatory and Other Management Controls for 1 October 2010
  • FAP - 2010/11 In-Season Review of the Total Allowable Catch for the Coromandel Scallop Fishery
  • FAP - Review of Sustainability Measures and Other Management Controls for 1 October 2010
  • FAP - Review of Kahawai Stocks (KAH1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and 10)
  • FAP and Ministers' Decision Letters - Review of Regulatory and Other Management Controls for 16 December 2010
  • Consultation on the Draft Research Standard for New Zealand Fisheries Science Information
  • FAP - Measures to Support Reopening the Marlborough Sounds Amateur Blue Cod Fishery
  • National Fisheries Plan for Highly Migratory Species (HMS)
  • FAP on the Management of Southern Bluefin Tuna
  • FAP - Reconsideration of Measures to Manage Fishing-Related Threats to Maui's and Hector's Dolphins
  • Public consultation on proposed new marine farming zone in the Coromandel

Consultations from 2009
Papers on issues including:

  • Review of Sustainability Measures for Red Rock Lobster Fisheries for 1 April 2009
  • Introduction of redbait into the QMS on 1 October 2009
  • Deemed values for selected stocks for 1 April 2009
  • Review of Sustainability measures for Southern Blue Whiting 6B (SBW 6B) - 1 April 2009
  • Milford & Doubtful Sounds - proposal to extend the blue cod amateur fishery closures
  • Special Permit for Otago Harbour Cockles
  • Flatfish (FLA 3) – Proposed In-Season TAC Increase for the 2008-09 Fishing Year
  • Review of Regulatory and Other Management Controls for 1 October 2009
  • Coromandel Scallops – In-Season TAC review for the 2009-10 scallop fishing year
  • Review of Sustainability Measures and Other Management Controls for 1 October 2009
  • Final Aquaculture Decision for Wilson Bay Interim Aquaculture Management Areas
  • Final Decision on the Introduction of Bladder Kelp Seaweed in Fisheries Management Areas 3 and 4 into the QMS
  • Squid fishery around the Auckland Islands (SQU6T): Final Advice Paper
  • Aquaculture - Consultation on the report of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

Consultations from 2008
Papers on issues including:

  • Review of Sustainability Measures for Rock Lobster 7 and 8
  • Sustainability Measures for southern blue whiting
  • Deemed Values
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Seabird mitigation measures
  • Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins
  • QMS Introductions October 2008
  • New Management Regime for Foreign Charter Vessels
  • Review of Regulatory and Other Management Controls for 1 October 2008
  • In-season TAC Review for Coromandel Scallops 2008
  • Akaroa Taiapure - Proposed Regulations
  • Review of Sustainability Measures for Orange Roughy, Bluenose and the Deemed Value Rates for Selected Fishstocks
  • NPOA-Sharks
  • Harvest Strategy Standard
  • Amendment to the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998
  • Squid Fishery around Auckland Islands (SQU6T): Final Advice Paper
  • SPRFMO Bottom Fishery Impact Assessment
  • QMS Introductions October 2009
  • Talley’s Group Management Limited and Talley’s Group – Application for Exemption from Quota Aggregation Limits
  • New Purpose for Special Permits

Consultations from 2007
Papers on issues including:

  • Review of Regulatory and Other Management Controls for 1 April 2008
  • Sustainability Round October 2007
  • Regulatory Round October 2007
  • Coromandel Scallops
  • White Warehou
  • Blue Cod Fishery closures
  • Eastern Sea Farms
  • Albacore Tuna
  • Squid Fishery around Auckland Islands

Consultations from 2006
Papers on issues including:

  • Deemed Values
  • Hector's Dolphins
  • Northland Scallop Fishery
  • Recreational Regulations
  • Seabird Bycatch
  • Sea Lions

Consultations from 2005
Papers on issues including:

  • QMS introductions
  • Sea Lions
  • Amateur Fishing Regulations
  • Maui's Dolphins
  • Southern Blue Whiting

Consultations from 2004
Papers on issues including:

  • Sea Lions
  • Southern Blue Whiting
  • Scampi
  • North Island Shortfin and Longfin Eels
  • Green-Lipped Mussels

Consultations from 2003
Initial Position Paper and Final Advice Paper on the proposed management regime and operational plan to address New Zealand sea lion interactions in the southern squid trawl fishery.

Updated : 20 March 2014