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Voices from the Sea: managing NZ’s fisheries

By Raewyn Peart
May 2018

In 1986 New Zealand embarked on a bold experiment introducing a market based quota management system to New Zealand fisheries. Thirty years on, this report takes an in-depth look at New Zealand’s fisheries management system from the perspective of those directly involved in its operation. It includes a comprehensive literature review and 60 in-depth interviews with people involved in fisheries management from a range of sectors. It has a particular focus on the Hauraki Gulf, Kaipara Harbour, Marlborough Sounds and Tasman/Golden Bays.