Fisheries Inshore New Zealand’s primary role was initially to provide a national perspective on policy and operational issues in New Zealand’s inshore fisheries.
Until recently, stock-specific management and regional issues were almost exclusively the role of established regional fisheries management organisations that represent the interests of quota owners.
Our role has expanded and Fisheries Inshore New Zealand now has responsibility for stock management of highly migratory species (HMS) and those stocks formerly managed by the Area 2 Inshore Finfish Management Company Ltd (Area 2).
In addition, Fisheries Inshore New Zealand has maintained oversight of research and management of all bluenose stocks and Jack Mackerel in QMA1.
Fisheries for which Fisheries Inshore New Zealand has responsibility: Bluenose and Jack Mackerel 1;
Fisheries Inshore’s role in managing specific fisheries and areas: HMS and Area 2;
Other management organisations that represent inshore fisheries.