National Plan of Action to reduce the incidental catch of seabirds in New Zealand fisheries
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are seeking feedback from stakeholders and tangata whenua on the draft of a new National Plan of Action to reduce the incidental catch of seabirds in New Zealand fisheries (NPOA-Seabirds).
The development of this new NPOA-Seabirds is the result of the combined efforts of government, environmental NGOs and industry and exemplifies MPI’s approach to working in partnership with stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes,
The NPOA-Seabirds will provide a framework to inform the management of seabird/fisheries interactions for the next five years. It will also set a number of time-bound objectives to be reached by partnering with the fishing industry to reduce the incidental catch of seabirds.
The public are invited to make submissions on the NPOA-Seabirds to MPI or DOC by 21 November 2012.
Letter to Stakeholders
Download the consultation document here
2012 National Plan of Action – Seabirds
Submissions for this consultation have now closed.