New Stocks entering the QMS

On 15 February 2005 the Minister of Fisheries declared a number of new species to be subject to the Quota Management System (QMS) effective 1 October 2005 and 1 April 2006. Clients notified of their eligible catch have until 17 May 2005 to lodge objections against their eligible catch. If you did not receive a notification and believe you should have you may also object. Please contact us for an information document and the relevant form on which to lodge your objection.

The species being introduced on 1 October 2005 are:

CockleAll remaining areas outside COC1A, COC3, COC7A and COC7B1B, 1C, 2, 3B, 4, 5, 7C, 8, 9
Dredge Oyster*All remaining areas outside OYS7 and OYU51, 2A, 3, 4, 5A, 7A, 7B, 7C, 8A, 9
PipiAll remaining areas outside PPI1A1B, 1C, 2 – 5, 7 – 9
Tuatua1 – 91A, 1B, 2 – 5, 7 – 9

The species being introduced on 1 April 2006 are:

ScallopAll remaining areas outside SCA1, SCACS, SCA4 and SCA71A, 2A, 3, 5, 7A, 7B, 7C, 8A, 9A

* Dredge oysters are not being introduced based on catch history. According to section 29B of the Fisheries Act 1996, 80% of quota shares will be allocated to the Crown and 20% to Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Limited.

Please note that the above information differs slightly from the information that was recently publicly notified. There are two corrections to the public notification. These are:

  • Area 10 for Cockles and Pipis is not being introduced into the QMS as stated in the public notification
  • Scallops are being introduced on 1 April 2006 not 1 October 2005 as stated in the public notification

If you have any queries about any allocation process, please contact:

Joel Klein Allocations Analyst (04) 460 9502
Patrick Jones Catch Data Manager (04) 460 9584

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