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


Submissions for Inquiry into Foreign Charter Fishing Ships

Media release from the Ministerial Panel inquiring into Foreign Charter Vessels for immediate release

14 October 2011

Submissions received by Inquiry into Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels

The Ministerial Panel inquiring into Foreign Charter Vessels fishing in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone has received 70 responses to its invitation for submissions.

Panel Chair Paul Swain said he was encouraged by the number and quality of submissions. “We have received a wide range of views that will help us address the broad terms of reference the Government has set for this important inquiry,” Mr Swain said.

All submitters were given an option of appearing in person in front of the Panel. Of the 70 submitters, about half took this option.

Public hearings are being held in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch this month. A schedule of submission hearings, including dates and venues, appears at www.fish.govt.nz. Written submissions will also be posted on this website.

“While most submissions will be released to the public, some material will be confidential to the Panel because it contains sensitive, personal or commercial information. A couple of submitters have requested to be heard in private,” Mr Swain said.

The Panel is due to report its findings and recommendations to the Ministers of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Labour on 24 February 2012.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell : On Dealing With Impeccable, Impeachable Lies

By now, the end game the Republican Senate majority has in mind in their setting of the rules for the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is pretty clear to everyone: first deny the Democrats the ability to call witnesses and offer evidence, and then derisively dismiss the charges for lack of evidence. For his part, does former security adviser John Bolton really, really want to testify against his former boss? If there was any competing faction within the Republican Party, there might be some point for Bolton in doing so – but there isn’t. More>>

Published on Werewolf


WINZ Quarterly Report: More People Getting Into Work

The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off,” Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. More>>


Changing lives: Boost In Whānau Ora Funding

Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. More>>


PGF Kaikōura $10.88M: Boost In Tourism & Business

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10.88 million to boost business and tourism opportunities in Kaikōura, Parliamentary Undersecretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More>>


Whitebaiting: Govt Plans To Protect Announced

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. More>>


Education: Resource For Schools On Climate Change

New resource for schools to increase awareness and understanding of climate change... More>>


In Effect April: New Regulations For Local Medicinal Cannabis

Minister of Health Dr David Clark says new regulations will allow local cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products that will potentially help ease the pain of thousands of people. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like

Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>






InfoPages News Channels