Fisheries New Zealand - Proposed changes to electronic reporting for commercial fishing

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on proposed changes to electronic reporting. Most of the proposed changes relate to seabirds and implementation of the National plan of action – seabirds 2020.

The main proposal is targeted at trawl, surface longline, and bottom longline fishers. It entails additional reporting of mitigation equipment and operational practices.

A small number of other changes are also proposed, including requiring fishers to report hapuku, bass, and the 8 species of QMS flatfish at the individual species level.

Feedback on the proposed changes must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday the 27th January 2021.

For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.