Briefing for Incoming Minister of Oceans and Fisheries
OUR KEY ASKS FOR OCEANS AND FISHERIES:
ONE Finalise a formal policy standard on the Identification and Protection of Habitat of Particular Significance for Fisheries Management.
TWO Pass the Hauraki Gulf Tīkapa Moana Marine Protection Bill into law to create a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Hauraki Gulf.
THREE Finalise the Hauraki Gulf Bottom Fishing Access Zones as a transition measure with transition assistance provided to commercial fishers.
FOUR Ensure adequate resourcing to implement the Hauraki Gulf Fisheries Plan.
FIVE Progress measures to support blue carbon including recognising the contribution of the restoration of kelp forests.
SIX Establish a regular Ministerial meeting with the 5 key national ENGOs (EDS, Forest & Bird, WWF, Greenpeace Aotearoa and Fish & Game).