Initial Position Paper - Seabird mitigation measures for trawl and longline vessels
This Initial Position Paper (IPP) provides you with the Ministry of Fisheries’ (MFish) initial position on Seabird Mitigation Measures for trawl and longline vessels for 1 October 2008.
MFish proposes to amend Regulation 58 of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001 to empower the Chief Executive of MFish to promulgate seabird mitigation measures by circular. These measures would replace the mitigation measures that have been notified in the NZ Gazette.
This IPP has been developed for the purpose of consultation as required under the Fisheries Act 1996 (the Act). MFish emphasises the views and recommendations outlined in each paper are preliminary and are provided as a basis for consultation with stakeholders.
Download Initial Position Paper (PDF 1MB)
Download Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) (PDF 87KB)
Download Stakeholder Letter (PDF 73KB)
Deadline for Submissions
All written submissions on this consultation document must be received by MFish by Thursday, 5 June 2008. If you intend to make a submission but need an extension of time, please contact:
Ph (04) 819 4548
Late submissions may not be able to be considered for the Final Advice Paper.
Written submissions should be sent directly to:
Ministry of Fisheries,
P O Box 1020,
or faxed to 04 819 4208
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you wish to receive further information about any of the proposals contained in the IPP, please contact:
Bob Johnston, Senior Analyst, Wellington, (04) 819 4670, or e-mail email@example.com
All submissions are subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and can be released, if requested, under the Act. If you have specific reasons for wanting to have your submission withheld, please set out your reasons in the submission. MFish will consider those reasons when making any assessment for the release of submissions if requested under the Official Information Act 1982.