The Fisheries Amendment Act 2022 came into force on the 1st of November 2022. The next step for MPI is to develop a new set of regulations for the commercial fishing industry. Feedback is sought on proposals surrounding:
- Infringements for retention and discarding offences.
- Alternative methods of disposal of landed fish.
A fact sheet summarising the two regulation proposals is available here.
Both consultations close at 5 PM on Thursday the 15th of December 2022, and you'll find more information about them below.
Consultation on Infringements Regulations for Retention and Discarding Offences
Feedback is sought on options for a proposed infringement regime to address unlawfully retained, returned, or abandoned Quota Management System Species by commercial fishers.
For more information on the infringements consultation:
Consultation on Alternative Methods of Disposal for Landed Fish
Feedback is sought on proposed new alternative methods, approval processes, and recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the on-land disposal of fish not sold or disposed of to Licensed Fish Receivers or through wharf sales.
For more information on the alternative methods of on-land disposal consultation:
- Visit the Fisheries New Zealand website.
- Read the discussion paper on alternative methods of on-land disposal here.
NZ Parliament - Fisheries Amendment Bill