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Fisheries management system review

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Tell MPI you agree with managing fish stocks for higher abundance.

Submissions close 5pm 23 December 2016 – send yours today!

Make a simple submission here

 Why is this so important?

Until now NZ fish stocks have been managed to achieve the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) for individual species.

Unfortunately, for many fish species, a commercial fishery can be sustainable at low levels of fish abundance, for example Hauraki Gulf snapper stocks have been at about 20% of natural abundance for the past 30 years.

  • For the recreational fisher this means there aren’t many fish to catch and they tend to be small.
  • For divers and snorkelers this means swimming in an empty sea.
  • For conservationists this means being dismayed by low biodiversity.

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