Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

No Offer To Manage Recreational Fishery

5 March 2001

The Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission (Te Ohu Kai Moana) has never made an offer to manage recreational fisheries for all New Zealanders, as stated by the Dominion newspaper (Page 3, 5 March 2001) nor does it intend to do so.

“Nowhere in our submission on the ‘Soundings’ discussion document reviewing the management of recreational fishing in New Zealand does Te Ohu Kai Moana make the offer to manage recreational fishing,” Te Ohu Kai Moana policy manager Craig Lawson said today.

“Te Ohu Kai Moana believes a more integrated approach to management at both national and local levels is needed to clarify the rights of all stakeholders in New Zealand fisheries.

“Thus, we support the objectives of the discussion document to specify more clearly the relationship between customary, commercial and recreational entitlements. We encourage greater management responsibility by recreational fishers and improving the information on recreational harvest,” Mr Lawson said.

“Te Ohu Kai Moana has no intention of offering to manage the recreational fishery and to suggest it is quite absurd. Te Ohu Kai Moana will, however, support any intiative that provides for better integration of fisheries management and co-operation among the various groups – fisheries management plans being the obvious option.”

Mr Lawson said the submission by Te Ohu Kai Moana set out its priorities for allocation in a declining fishery, but sought to work cooperatively with all fishers to achieve enhanced stocks. The submission also opposed the erosion of commercial fishing rights represented by the proposal for Coastal Zones, and agreed that recreational management and overall fisheries management would be enhanced by an increased responsibility by recreational fishing groups.

“Nowhere in the Dominion article was this made apparent despite the article focussing heavily on Te Ohu Kai Moana. In fact, looking at the article, it is doubtful the reporter even read our submission,” Mr Lawson said.

A copy of the submission can be obtained from our website www.tokm.co.nz under Commercial Rights.

For more information contact
Glenn Hema Inwood 021 498 010

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election