The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation (DOC) are seeking feedback from stakeholders and tangata whenua on the draft of a new National Plan of Action to reduce the incidental catch of seabirds in New Zealand fisheries (NPOA-Seabirds).
The development of this new NPOA-Seabirds is the result of the combined efforts of government, environmental NGOs and industry and exemplifies MPI’s approach to working in partnership with stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes,
The NPOA-Seabirds will provide a framework to inform the management of seabird/fisheries interactions for the next five years. It will also set a number of time-bound objectives to be reached by partnering with the fishing industry to reduce the incidental catch of seabirds.
The public are invited to make submissions on the NPOA-Seabirds to MPI or DOC by 21 November 2012.
>>Download the consultation document here
To make a submission please choose one of the following:
Written submissions should be sent directly to:
National Plan of Action – Seabirds
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Or via email