The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) seeks feedback on the proposed Fisheries (Electronic Monitoring on Vessels) Circular 2022 for on-board cameras.
The new circular specifies the requirements for fishers who need to have on-board cameras installed and operating on their vessels. It includes:
- Operation and maintenance of electronic monitoring equipment.
- What to do if there is a technical failure of the camera equipment.
- Transition requirements for vessels participating in the West Coast of the North Island proof-of-concept camera programme.
- Other matters regarding compliance with the Fisheries (Electronic Monitoring on Vessels) Regulations 2017.
The consultation closes at 9 AM on the 18th of July 2022.
For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.
Draft Circular - Draft Fisheries (Electronic Monitoring on Vessels) Circular 2022
MPI Consultation Document - Fisheries (Electronic Monitoring on Vessels) Circular 2022 – Technical consultation document