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Feedback sought on tarakihi catch limits

Any changes will to come into effect on October 1. Photo: MPI.

Fisheries New Zealand is inviting people to have their say on proposed changes to catch limits and settings for tarakihi stocks on New Zealand’s east coast.

Following a recent ruling in the High Court of the then Minister of Fisheries’ 2019 decisions for the fishery, Fisheries New Zealand is now proposing further reductions to catch limits to ensure a rebuild within a period appropriate to the stock.

The proposed changes have been assessed in the context of the relevant statutory requirements, using the best available science and information.

All three proposals make further reductions to catch limits for the east coast tarakihi stocks (TAR 2, TAR 3 and the east portions of TAR 1 and TAR 7).

"Tarakihi is a popular fish and a favourite for many New Zealanders. The proposed reductions will further help the fishery to rebuild so it can continue to be enjoyed by future generations," says Emma Taylor, Director Fisheries Management.

"This is an important fishery to a lot of communities, and we expect to receive a range of views from customary, recreational, and commercial fishing interests.

"We encourage anyone with an interest in this fishery to have their say. To find out more about the proposals, and how to make a submission, go to our consultation page."

Review of east coast tarahiki sustainability measures

People can make their submissions via our website until 5pm on Monday, August 9.

Following consultation, Fisheries New Zealand will provide advice to the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries for his consideration.

Any changes will to come into effect on October 1.

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Posted on 20-07-2021 13:48 | By dumbkof2

as long as the limits apply to everyone. would be a great idea

They Won’t Listen

Posted on 20-07-2021 12:27 | By

Your submission is a waste of time unless it agrees with the predetermined outcome. Just like the Motiti Protection Area which comes into effect on 11 August this year.