Submissions

23 December 2016
Future of Our Fisheries Submission. 

In 2015, the Minister for Primary Industries announced that the Ministry would undertake an operational review of our country's fisheries management framework. A year later, the Ministry released Te Huapae Mataora Mo Tangaroa - the future of our fisheries. At a hui in December 2016, iwi resolved to oppose the Ministry's assumption that the Crown can unilaterally and without consultation repudiate the Fisheries Settlement. Download our submission to the Ministry.

20 May 2016
Submission to Ministry for Primary Industries in respect of application from Fiordland Lobster Company to hold Spiny Rock Lobster quota in excess of the quota aggregation limits of the Fisheries Act.

Fiordland Lobster Company says the quota will enable it to develop its business and continue to be a competitive participant in the quota market for rock lobster. Te Ohu Kaimoana recommends the application be declined on the grounds that reserving a 10% aggregation exemption is not possible under the legislation, the ability of iwi to acquire quota of the relevant species will be disadvantaged, and the likely negative effects on other quota owners or commercial fishers. Download here.

28 April 2016
TE OHU KAIMOANA SUBMISSION ON KERMADEC OCEAN SANCTUARY BILL - Download our submission on the proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary.

15 January 2016
Preliminary Analysis of the Government's consultation document "A New Marine Protected Areas Act".

The Government has released a consultation document on proposed legislation that will provide a framework for the creation of recreational fishing parks, as well as marine and seabed reserves and species-specific sanctuaries. This analysis will form the basis for our submission.
Download our Preliminary Analysis

December 2015
Fisheries Act Review submission

The Minister for Primary Industries is undertaking an operational review of the Fisheries Act. It is aimed at improving the framework under which our fisheries are managed and to "future proof” the current system for delivering greater benefits to all sectors of the industry while enhancing sustainability. It is the first time since the Act came into force that such a review has occurred.
Download our submission

25 September 2014
Chatham Rock Phosphate hearing before the Environmental Protection Authority
Te Ohu Kaimoana has presented evidence to the EPA opposing an application from Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd to mine phosphate from an area on the Chatham Rise. Our evidence can be downloaded from the EPA's website here.
Download our Opening Statement to the Authority

10 July 2014
Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd application

Iwi from the Chatham Islands and fishing industry organisations are among the groups having input into an application from Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd to mine phosphate from an area on the Chatham Rise. Te Ohu Kaimoana’s submission requesting that the application is declined is based on protecting the valuable fishery in that area. A summary of the issue can be found here.
Download the full submission.

2 July 2014
Deemed values – Bluenose 3

Deemed values are imposed on fishers where they catch in excess of their Annual Catch Entitlements. DVs are an important tool in the sustainable utilisation of our fisheries. DVs should not be set at a level that encourages fishers to discard their catch at sea instead of landing it. The issue around Bluenose 3 (BNS3) concerns the differences in DVs for fishers landing catch in the Chatham Islands compared to that on the New Zealand mainland. Te Ohu Kaimoana supports the Ministry for Primary Industries’ proposal to raise the Chatham Island DVs. Download our submission.

27 June 2014
Hagfish management

The hagfish is an eel-shaped, slime-producing marine fish, sometimes referred to as the slime eel. It is not actively targeted for the New Zealand market, but sold in Asia. Our brief submission on the setting of the Total Allowable Catch and Total Allowable Commercial Catch before its full introduction into the Quota Management System can be downloaded here.

27 June 2014
Total Allowable Commercial Catch for Hoki, Orange Roughy

Te Ohu Kaimoana’s role of protecting and enhancing the Māori Fisheries Settlement extends to participating in reviews of fishstocks within the Quota Management System (QMS). This submission provides our views to the Ministry for Primary Industries in respect of the valuable Hoki and Orange Roughy quotas. Download our submission .

28 January 2014
Submission on Trans-Tasman Resources mining application

Te Ohu Kaimoana has joined iwi and fishing industry groups to oppose an application by privately owned company Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd for consent to mine iron sands from the seabed off Taranaki. Download our submission here. Our supplementary paper to our submission can be downloaded here.

4 March 2014
Scallop 7 Proposals

Our submission to the Ministry for Primary Industries' proposals to adjust the total allowable catch for SCA7.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 1.7MB)

6 December 2013
Draft national plan of action for sharks 2013

To maintain the biodiversity and the long-term viability of all New Zealand shark populations by recognising their role in marine ecosystems, ensuring that any utilisation of sharks is sustainable, and that New Zealand receives positive recognition internationally for its efforts in shark conservation and management.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 332kb)

10 October 2013
Maui Dolphin Conservation: Variation to the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary

Te Ohu Kaimoana takes an active interest in Maui dolphins and supports cost effective measures that ensure their viability.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 7.1MB)

25 September 2013
Submission on proposed EEZ regulations 2013
Te Ohu Kaimoana maintains an interest in the development of the EEZ legislation
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 340kb)

30 August 2013
Foreign Charter Vessel Review - Consequential Amendments to Fisheries Regulations

Te Ohu Kaimoana (Te Ohu) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the amendments proposed to the Fisheries Regulations.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 408kb)

23 August 2013
Review of Sustainability and other Management Controls for Snapper (SNA 1)

This submission is from Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustee Ltd (Te Ohu) in its role as corporate trustee of Te Ohu Kai Moana Trust. It is made in response to the Ministry for Primary Industry’s discussion paper reviewing the sustainability and other management controls for Snapper 1 (SNA1).
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 872kb)
Read the appendix here. (PDF - 795kb)

9 August 2013
Management measures for inshore and deepwater stocks – October round

We support the submission made by the Deepwater Group (DWG_ on LIN5, ORH3B, and SCI2. In summary, the DWG and Te Ohu Kaimoana support the MPI proposition.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 385kb)

23 May 2013
New ministerial purpose for issuing a special permit - wild oysters

Read the full submission here. (PDF - 201kb)

10 May 2013
Draft Risk Assessment Policy for Fishing Vessels

Read the full submission here. (PDF - 1.6MB)

22 April 2013
UBA Submission - MPI Initial Position Paper on removing constraints on the use of UBA

Submission on the Ministry for Primary Industries review of the use of underwater breathing apparatus in some shellfish fisheries.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 795kb)

8 April 2013
Freshwater Reform: 2013 and Beyond

The purpose of Te Wai Maori is to advance the interests of Maori in freshwater fisheries. Te Wai Maori considers a crucial part of advancing Maori interests in freshwater fisheries is promoting the protection of habitat to ensure quality water and abundant species.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 451kb)

28 March 2013
Submission to the Primary Production Select Committee considering the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.
Read the submission here (PDF - 709kb)

19 February 2013
New Special Permit Purpose - Feral Oysters

Read the full submission here (PDF - 385kb)

15 November 2012
Submission to the Department of Conservation (DoC) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on the:
Review of the Māui1 Dolphin Component of the Hectors and Māui Dolphin Threat Management Plan

This submission from Te Ohu Kaimoana responds to the consultation paper entitled “Review of the Maui’s dolphin Threat Management Plan Consultation Paper” released by the Department of Conservation (DoC) and the Ministry for Primary Industries2 (MPI) on 24 September 2012.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 446kb)

7 September 2012
Submission to Inshore Fisheries Management on the Proposed Ministerial Purpose for Issuing a Special Permit

This submission is from Te Ohu Kaimoana Trustee Ltd (Te Ohu) in response to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) consultation document dated 24 August 2012.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 81kb)

4 September 2012
Submission to the Director-General of Conservation and the Ministry of Fisheries in relation to the proposal to create West Coast marine reserves.

Te Ohu Kaimoana is making this submission to remind the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Department of Conservation of our concerns with the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) policy and to signal our interest in participating in a review of the policy.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 481kb)

3 August 2012
Initial Position Paper on Sustainability and Management Measures for Highly Migratory Species

Te Ohu Kaimoana Trustee Limited (Te Ohu) welcomes the opportunity to submit on the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPIs) Initial Position Paper (IPP) on Highly Migratory Species (HMS) dated 29 June 2012.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 219kb)

27 January 2012
Supplementary Submission to The Local Government and Environment Select Committee on the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill

This is a supplementary submission to our submission lodged with the Select Committee on Friday the 27th of January 2012. We await a hearing date to be set so that we can speak to our submissions in person.
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 296kb)
- Supplementary Submission Appendix 1 (PDF - 93kb)
- Supplementary Submission Appendix 2 (PDF - 372kb)

12 January 2012
Submission to The Local Government and Environment Select Committee on the Exculsive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill
This submission from Te Ohu Kaimoana Trustee Limited responds to the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill (the EEZ Bill).
Read the full submission here. (PDF - 386kb)