Deferral of Digital Monitoring

MPI have published the following information regarding the timeframe for digital monitoring;

Deferral of digital monitoring implementation

As announced by the Minister of Fisheries on 10 November 2017, the start of digital monitoring of commercial fishing will be deferred. The extra time is to make sure we get it right.

The deferral affects 2 regulations that all fishing methods had to comply with by 1 April 2018 for:

  • electronic catch reporting
  • geospatial position reporting.

We expect electronic reporting and geospatial position reporting won't take effect now until after 1 October 2018.

MPI is working on new timing options for the programme. We'll let you know as soon as we make a decision.

This information is published on the MPI website at: