Review of the Maui’s dolphin portion of the Hector’s and Maui’s dolphin Threat Management Plan
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) seek feedback from tangata whenua, stakeholders and the public, on the review of the Maui’s dolphin portion of the Hector’s and Maui’s Dolphin Threat Management Plan (TMP).
The TMP was originally developed in 2007 and that led to the introduction of a range of protection measures around New Zealand. This review process aims to reassess management measures based on updated information on the Maui’s dolphin population, the human-induced threats they are exposed to, and their vulnerability to those threats.
Letter to Stakeholders
You can download the discussion document here:
Review of the Maui’s dolphin Threat Management Plan Consultation Paper
The following sections of the discussion document can be downloaded separately here:
Sections 1 to 5:
- Purpose and Document Structure
- Overview – what is the Threat Management Plan and why is it being reviewed
- Context – what do we know about Maui’s dolphins
- Threats to Maui’s dolphins – what do we know about human-induced threats
Section 6: Ministry for Primary Industries consultation chapter – to address fishing-related threats
Section 7: Department of Conservation consultation chapter – to address non-fishing-related threats
Section 8: Research, monitoring and collaboration – proposed research and monitoring prioritisation, and opportunities for collaborative initiatives
Section 9: Appendix 1 – Maps
Section 10 to 13: Additional information including fishery characterisation, economic impact analyses of fisheries-related options, and references.
DOC and MPI welcome written submissions on the proposals contained in this document. All written submissions must be received no later than 5pm Monday 12 November 2012 .
Q & A sheet and submission guidance
Current information available about threats to Maui’s dolphins was presented to the expert panel at the Maui’s dolphin risk assessment workshop held in June 2012. The results of this workshop also informed the development of options, which DOC and MPI are consulting on:
Maui’s dolphin risk assessment report
New information on Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins since the previous Threat Management Plan has been compiled:
Hector’s and Maui’s dolphin bibliography
Submissions for this consultation have now closed.