Make a submission on the National Plan of Action for seabirds

06 Nov 2012

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.

>>Letter to Stakeholders

>>Download the consultation document here

>> The 2012 Draft National Plan of Action to reduce the incidental catch of  seabirds in New Zealand  Fisheries

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 

Wellington 6140 

New Zealand

Or via email 

FMSubmissions@mpi.govt.nz