Keep up with the latest news and Updates from the NZ Sport Fishing Council Fisheries Management team.
by Peter Campbell, Chairman.
As Chairman of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council's Fisheries Management Committee I would like to thank my Committee and Council colleagues for their efforts over the past 12 months. Committee members include John Chibnall, Mark Connor, Wayne Bicknell and myself.
As a Council we have made a fundamental change to the way we operate - from being mainly reactive, to taking a more proactive role through promoting policy and principles that seek to achieve 'more fish in the water'.
There have also been major changes with the administration of our fisheries. The new regime is managed by the Minister, David Carter, and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
A complete copy of the Fisheries Management Committee's Annual Report for the year ending 30th June 2012 is available for downloading. For a PDF copy of the report click here.......[Caution: File size 6MB]
by NZSFC Fisheries Management Committee
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council has analysed the Future Search initiative being promoted by the NZ Recreational Fishing Council. The NZSFC concludes that to achieve a robust and politically acceptable outcome dialogue about the future of recreational fishing rights and interests is, in the first instance, a matter for discussion between amateur fishers and the Government.
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council recommends recreational fishing organisations do not participate in the February 2013 Future Search meeting in Nelson. [Read more....]
by Scott Macindoe
The last Hauraki Gulf Forum meeting of the year was held at the Auckland Headquarters of Sanford Ltd, on 12 December 2011. Guest speakers gave a series of presentations and this was followed by a brief discussion amongst Forum members.
A concise report of the meeting is now available, click here to download the report.
A presentation from the Northern Inshore Fisheries Company asserting that various input controls, like trawl exclusion zones, are relics and serve only to enhance the recreational fishing experience. Read more here....
Ministry of Fisheries manager John Taunton-Clark gave a brief presentation on fisheries legislation, the concept of Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) and related management matters. Click here to download the MAF presentation.
NZSFC - In late August 2011 the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council put three questions to the Minister seeking clarification of statements made at the Council's AGM. There was some concern the Minister was seeking legislative change. Click on the NZSFC logo to the right to read the questions.
Minister - On 23 September the Minister of Fisheries, Phil Heatley, sent a brief reply to the NZSFC President, Mark Connor.
Click on the Minister's image to the right to read Heatley's response.
by Peter Campbell, Chairman.
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council's Fisheries Management Committee has overseen a year of capacity development and input into a wide variety of activities on behalf of you, our members and supporters.
The Council's involvement in fisheries management, policy development and environmental protection processes continues to improve. Notwithstanding that there is room for better performance in some areas such as communication.
In the past twelve months the Fisheries Management Committee comprised John Chibnall, Mark Connor, Mark Hemingway and myself.
We have maintained the rigour and discipline required to keep within budget. A big thank you to our Committee members, the NZSFC executive team, those who contribute to the Zone structure and our bevy of service providers.
A complete copy of the Fisheries Management Committee's Annual Report for the year ending 30th June 2011 is available for downloading. For a PDF copy of the report click here.......[Caution: File size 4MB]
by Peter Campbell.
As Chairman of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council's Fisheries Management Committee I am pleased to present our Annual Report for the year ended 30th June 2010.
This reporting has become necessary as the Council seeks to become more accountable to its 57 member clubs, in specifying how their affiliation fees are being spent, what fisheries management issues have been addressed and what has been budgeted for in the upcoming year.
Given our clubs' and Council's investment in the four-year Kahawai Legal Challenge it is important for us to monitor how and when the Supreme Court's decision is given effect in Ministerial decisions relating to fisheries of significance to non-commercial interests.
A complete copy of the Fisheries Management Committee's Annual Report for the year ending 30th June 2010 is available for downloading. For a PDF copy of the report click here.......[Caution: File size 1.5MB]