Snapper, Chrysophrys auratus

  PICTURED: Snapper, Chrysophrys auratus  

Fisheries system review

By . Photography by Shaun Lee. 2015 decemeber

The Ministry for Primary Industries has initiated a review of the fisheries management system to ensure it is fit-for-purpose and that fisheries are managed sustainably into the future.

The Fisheries Act and the Quota Management System have been in place for 20 and 30 years respectively and the ministry said that while the system is sound, it is timely to examine how the system is operating and if processes can be improved. Feedback has been sought through community drop-in sessions and formal consultation will be undertaken next year.

Fisheries Management System Review