Fisheries Management

Submission on Rock Lobster fishery (Feb 2018)

Submission on Rock Lobster fishery (Feb 2018)

Rock Lobster – Review of sustainability measures Once again the NZ Rec Fish Council has been busy drafting a submission to MPI on this topic. Thanks to Keith Ingram for his work on drafting this on [...]

Submission on Bluefin Tuna fishery (Feb 2018)

Submission on Bluefin Tuna fishery (Feb 2018)

The NZRFC recently lodged a submission on the proposal for an In-Season increase to the total allowable catch for Southern Bluefin Tuna. A very big thank you to Sheryl Hart for drafting this submission on our [...]

New body: Fisheries New Zealand

New body: Fisheries New Zealand

The Minister of Fisheries has announced the creation of a dedicated management body to be known as Fisheries New Zealand. The planned reorganisation of the Ministry for Primary Industries will create four new branches with a [...]

Our work in Rock Lobster

Our work in Rock Lobster

The National Rock Lobster Management Group (NRLMG) is a national-level, multi-stakeholder group comprising representatives of the customary, recreational and commercial fishing sectors and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Since its formation in 1992, the NRLMG [...]

Update: New Zealand Initiative fisheries project

Update: New Zealand Initiative fisheries project

The fisheries project began in May 2016 with the aim of eliciting much-needed debate about what New Zealanders want for the future of recreational fishing and needed changes in policies and practices. The project released three [...]

NZRFC Press Release

NZRFC Press Release

Recently confirmed President of the New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council (NZRFC), Keith Ingram, is looking to reaffirm the Council’s mandate in regard to recreational fishing interests … and take up any new opportunities offered in support of [...]

Rec Fish Council AGM promotes new 10 year strategic plan.

Rec Fish Council AGM promotes new 10 year strategic plan.

At the Annual General Meeting held on 11 November 2017, discussion was held on the future direction of the Recreational Fishing Council.  ‘The council needs to head in a new direction, whilst maintaining its advocacy role [...]

Minister announces Operational review of the Fisheries Management System

Minister’s Speech to the Seafood NZ conference today: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/speech-seafood-new-zealand-2015-conference Get your thinking caps on – this is going to happen fast,going to be high level, and is the first substantive chance in a long time for [...]

Rec Fishing Ap for smartphones – fish4all

Rec Fishing Ap for smartphones – fish4all

There is now and Ap called fish4all available for both android and iphone.   Just go to the ap store appropriate to your phone, and search for fish4all to give it a try. This ap allows [...]

Change of leadership

Change of leadership

At a meeting held on Saturday 30th August 2014 in Wellington Geoff Rowling resigned as president of the NZRFC and vice president Ted Howard was appointed to the role of president. Ted comes from Kaikoura, is [...]