NEW ZEALAND FISHERIES QUOTA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
 

 

FISHERIES REVIEW ANALYSIS......
 
The long awaited thirty year Quota Management Systems fisheries review was announced Christmas 2016. A year in the making and a total disappointment to New Zealand and the World.
WHEN IS A REVIEW NOT A REVIEW ONE SHOULD WELL ASK OF THESE FINDINGS. 
 
i.e: A new upgrade of computer software, (which should really just be routine maintenance?) 
 
i.e: The obligatory self pat on the back for a job well done. (Highly disputable)
 
i.e: A seemingly unhealthy over interest in the development of the Precision Harvesting Trawl net and how to change current legislation now to allow this net design to be legal to use in the New Zealand fishery.
 
Supposedly fifty six million dollars, and on going, just disappeared into this project and half of this is tax payers money. One would have to inquire here I would think, and on top of this, is that no authority will currently reply or answer this asked question as to whom got what as a portion of this money?
 
Often quoted by fisheries still too is the numbers of current registered and working commercial vessels supplying daily – weekly – monthly fishing returns to fisheries. Fisheries use 1200 – 1500 vessel numbers often. The reality is that I doubt anymore that over three hundred are still working and viable in New Zealand under current management. A large number of this working fleet would also be near shore coastal Flounder and Mullet dories and very few of these could or will be forced to carry location devices and or cameras on board being as is totally impracticable.
 
MPI SAFETY EU COMPLIANT FISH ROOM INSPECTED NUMBERS TELL A DIFFERENT STORY!  864 ONLY REGISTERED! ( APPROXIMATELY NOW ONLY ONE THIRD COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSELS LEFT OF THE NEW ZEALAND COASTAL FISHING FLEET AT THE START OF THE QMS! OF THIS NUMBER TOO WOULD ONLY BE A PERCENTAGE OF THESE VESSELS STILL’ WORKING ‘ REGULARLY  AND RETURNING CATCH RETURNS MONTHLY! ) THIS NUMBER INCLUDES CHARTER VESSELS AND NEAR SHORE FLOUNDER AND MULLET DORIES, JUDGING BY SOME OF THE VESSEL NAMES!
 
So how did it all get to this level of low in the commercial fishing industry? Fisheries are, and have been, asleep at the wheel for a long time now. Stifled by politics and interference by so many vested interests pressuring and overall they seem rudderless and leaderless.
 
Just recently two of the bigger fishing companies stepped up and again led by acknowledging the incompatibility of Gill nets and Maui Dolphin and by their own initiative shut down taking of caught fish supplied by Gill net  method.
 
ENOUGH SAID ON THIS SUBJECT.
 
From information of overseas active management, recreational fishing is being successfully integrated into fisheries management and can be in New Zealand too. Apply what is being done successfully to all New Zealand; i.e:  Say, one or two fish per person daily limit and on possibly a limited season basis. If a recreational Licence holder wants to take more they can, but, only by going online with a credit card to lease quota at market rates. This is where Block Chain technology should have been introduced by fisheries. Transparent and then a personal decision of the participant to do or not wish to participate in the fishery.
 

MAJOR CORRELATION AND CONNECTION TO DOMESTIC ABUSE  - CHILD ABUSE – MENTAL HEALTH NOW BECOMING OBVIOUS OF THE LAST FIFTEEN YEARS OF INTRODUCTION OF RECREATIONAL FISHING FILMS IN NEW ZEALAND. CALLOUS DISREGARD FOR LIFE, TORTURE, MAIMING AND KILLING FOR PLEASURE IS MAKING IT,S PRESENCE FELT IN NEW ZEALAND.  CRIMINAL NUISANCE OF CHARGEABLE OFFENCE WARRANTED TO ALL THOSE PARTICIPANTS AND THOSE INVOLVED. FILM MAKERS – MANAGEMENT – AND RECREATIONAL FISHER PARTICIPANTS.  IN FACT, MPI / FISHERIES I BELIEVE ARE CRIMINALLY NEGLIGENT FOR NOT TAKING CONTROL OF CHARTER / RECREATIONAL FISHERIES AND ARE WIDE OPEN TO PROSECUTION CHARGES BEING LAID AT ANY TIME. 

 

 

MIN17-0870 DAVIDSON Signed

In the first tagging survey 1993 of the QMS I sent in thirteen tags. (The reward offering was a lowest quality Tee shirt, printed, colour and size of your choice). That was when the commercial fishing fleet was at it’s greatest numbers for a rapid and steady flow of returned tags. TODAY IS DIFFERENT. Who will re-catch the fish to return the tags? The commercial catch fleet now approx one quarter numbers left operational since the start of the QMS in New Zealand. Decimated fleet numbers by management prosecution and persecution have taken it’s toll, and now also, an attempted enslavement oppression threatening the remainder of the working fleet with on board cameras and 24 hour tracking surveillance. Zero benefit at all to the fishermen and women concerned as yet stated by ‘management‘ just giving further potential for abuse by management for any reason they choose at the time. 
 
TAGGING FISH  --------  THE REALITY:
As time passes, and tag returns slow, the marine growth had built up on the tags on the fish not yet caught. The individual fish quality deteriorated and the last tag I returned, the fish condition was soul destroying and imprinted to this day as a picture in my mind. Barely alive, starving to death from the burden of the tag imposed on it. DO YOU REALLY HAVE TO REPEAT THIS?  
If the tagging survey is relying on the recreational catch tag returns it will be even greater in magnitude as a disaster and I doubt very much with any accuracy of stock assessment possible whatsoever as an intention for a reliable result outcome.
 
PREDATOR FREE PROGRAMME  2048:
New Zealand already has a focus on pest control, Possums, Rabbits, Stoats, Weasels, Rats and Blow flies, just add recreational ‘sport‘ fishing activity to the 2048 year target. Have TV ‘SNUFF‘ fishing films minimized, or banned, and an even wider benefit of reduction of child and domestic partner abuse will evolve as a matter of fact.   
 

Recreational fishing, as a sport, has past its peak as reality sets in. The line of ideology has converged between Takfiri – Isis – Daesh and recreational fishing, each presumed righteous right of waking up each day to think Torture, Maim, Kill, Behead and in the case of fishers, to eat, for righteous pleasure belief is over. For MPI to be involved in and encouraging recreational fishing is interesting to say the least when considering their attitude and responsibility to CALF MISTREATMENT ---- PIG FARM MISTREATMENT ---- CAGED HENS etc. there is no difference at all in any way. Fishing films, so well admired, are a proof of this. 

 
THIS FISHERY IS WELL OVERDUE FOR A HEALING AND REPAIR. REIKI WILL DO IT.  As an intelligent energy and an unimaginable power when applied to a thought transference intent from an Attuned source and where ever, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. Command and Control of Universal Energy is now released. Thirty years is the time frame now allowed here for Reiki to be in command just equal to as the last thirty years that fisheries had to make their mark.
 
THE TRUTH ABOUT AREA ONE and SNAPPER ONE......
 
Prior to the establishment of the New Zealand two hundred mile economic fisheries zone the commercial fishing catch sector just ticked over and with a small but regular number of new build vessels being built and launched in New Zealand each year.
 
From when the first discussed 200 mile zone, and it,s implementation, the Government of the day was fully aware of the total inability of the current existing fleet vessels to take anything like much advantage of the new growth opportunities. With this fact now evident the Government quickly took the initiative of introducing a wide range of incentives; Upgraded shore based pack house and ice plant facilities. SUSPENSORY LOANS,  Low rate Rural Bank loans, Financial assistance to IMPORT  larger and more offshore capable vessels. Financial assistance to up grade existing vessels, financial assistance to re-engine existing vessels and financial assistance to study and upgrade marine qualifications to safely manage and operate the imported and up graded fleet. At this time there was very little recreational fishing and or interest even.
Commercial catch permits and vessel registrations where encouraged for new entrants and easy to apply for. Commercial management was in place, and accepted by all commercial operators, with daily catch books and unloading books being written up so that the rising yearly catch tonnages where with management right from day one!
 
Management FAILED  to manage then and continues to fail to manage SNA 1 fish stock to this day!
 
Originally, it was often acknowledged, that no more than 100 fishers where considered to be FULL TIME commercial catch fishermen in area one and recognized by management as such.
Things where developing in marketing and selling fish domestically and for export. First whole fresh slurried / chilled fish then Leigh fishermen together with Leigh Fisheries learnt and developed the Japanese export market for the new IKE-JIME  head spiked, best by far eating , premium Snapper.
Prices jumped and quality landings where demanded by the packing houses. The original 100 commercial fishermen responded with up graded fish holding and quality processing on board to meet this demand and here is where management failed again to lead and manage the SNA 1 fish stock so badly again and to this day too!
 
New entrants catch permits continued to be issued and vessel registrations blew out to become absurd. All manner of small vessels appeared, registration numbers written in crayon on cardboard and stuck on to the inside of the coaming windows,  and minimal if any proper holding capacity. By the time that management woke up that it was all totally out of control and eventually a total of some 400 hundred catch permits did the management allowed through. From 100 genuine full time commercial area one fishers to 400 issued permits that management had total control over to issue OR not. Again total FAILURE  by management and a disgrace, ignorant and arrogance.
 
By the time, much later, the Quota Appeal Authority ( the equivalent of a full District Court ) finally sorted this fiasco out, and here in this, all appellants where required to have legal counsel representation, and the Court awarded total SNA 1 tonnage awarded tallied for SNA 1, did management in Fisheries finally become aware of the magnitude of their failure to even part manage fish stock in Area one. 
 
NOW THIS IS WHEN IT ALL STARTS TO BECOME VERY NASTY to those of us , established, highly skilled and competent producing top quality and every right to be there in the industry. SNA 1 n 28 PREFERENTIAL RIGHTS  where established in LAW and which have never been returned. The SNA 1 recovery was a thirty year planned recovery originally! Not twenty years as is being told now!  N 28 PREFERENTIAL RIGHTS came from this thirty year plan to a forced recovery wanted at fifteen years hence N 28 Preferential SNA 1 rights!! N 28 preferential rights was and is Court awarded fish stock SEIZED by the Crown from all SNA 1 fishers TO FACILITATE a fifteen year recovery to cover up managements earlier incompetence and failures in fact, nothing more , and nothing less!
The whole academic exercise in Fisheries jargon of PMITQ etc. covers nothing more than Fisheries fraud, theft and seizure, by stealth, and actually having nothing to do with SNA 1 fish stock management. It was and is just a confiscation of a full Court awarded working man,s livelihood and is illegal in every dimension imaginable! 
 
Management was and is legally required to do regular yearly stock assessments by LAW of SNA 1. The reality is that only ONE SNA 1 fish stock assessment has ever been done to date. Once again here management has again failed to manage SNA 1 fish stocks, and as the recreational phenomenon has exploded onto the scene to devastating effect since, their failings are again blowing out badly. Recreational fishers all seemingly mesmerised and manipulated by the hero film making trio of the wheel chair, the alcoholic and last but not least the showman fish killer. All now firmly demonstrating that soft cocks can be replaced with equal pleasure sensations with an artificial bendy lever, a shiny gear winch and spooled with unbreakable line.
Recreational Area one fishing is managed in name only and is certainly not part of the whole SNA 1 management.
Politic,s it is, without question, not fish stock management now. Totally unbecoming of Fisheries men and woman and an embarrassment to call in management in any sense!
 
Once again the commercial catch operators have stepped up, and to lead Fisheries, as they previously did, pointing out that too many permits where being issued. They have worked up their own catch organisational agreement, SNAPPER ONE COMMERCIAL bypassing and showing up fisheries incompetence over all this time. Enough is enough Fisheries!
As too Recreational fishers strident, malicious and vicious and ever more ignorant hum of abuse of Commercial fishermen, that had better STOP TOO! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! NO MORE!
50 % – 75 % of you should not even own a boat!
 
Fisheries responded here in two ways, with even more stupidity and arrogance, as they tried to recover from their exposure and failings and to try to re-establish 'Command and Control' mentality over commercial fishermen. (Commercial fishermen in fact have never been the problem. They just work and do what fishermen all over the World do. Every other 'problem' always has come back to lie at managements door, without exception! )
Hiring of more fishery officers with Police training as a main criteria apparently. It did not seem to matter the quality of the new officers at all it seems. Even the Police where glad to see some of them move on and then there where those that had found that real Police work was just too much for them personally to handle daily so this quality where now in fishery officers uniforms too. We know of at least one ex Police that was strongly rumoured to have been a drug dealer while with the Police before becoming a fishery officer. This one individual caused a great deal of harm and angst to many commercial fishermen.
Fishery officers have more 'power' than Police in fact. They have uniforms, stab proof vests, jack boots, hand cuffs and pepper spray. Radio's, vehicles, boats etc. None of these items have been earned or have they had to buy or maintain. No fuel costs etc. A real application attempt was made to be able to carry side arms in the course of their 'duties' too at one stage.
 
Now; let me tell you here how little it actually takes in behaviour to be considered a Physcopath and to break the threshold of criteria required. Only three things! ABUNDANCE OF SUPERFICIAL CHARM  in manner.  A POWERFUL SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT and a TOTAL LACK OF EMPATHY is all that is required. Seven more levels of achievement are possible and each level just deepens the mental illness of the individual affected.
 
In order to pay for these new recruits all manner of questionable fishery invoices constantly appeared in a fisherman's mail box and bleeding the working fisherman as though this was all his fault. It got to be so bad and so much money poured into fisheries that after a while they started to give some money back, cents in the dollar, every year!
Eventually financial forensics will examine all of this, starting from day one of the QMS, and a full picture will emerge for public knowledge.
 
For recreational fishers, you have all been manipulated, your arrogance and abuse to Commercial Fishers is entirely mis-placed here and deeply resented by Commercial fishers. You should be totally ashamed to be part of this ignorant pack mentality attack. Physcopathic  tendencies are very much in evidence here too, alongside fishery officers, in behavioural actions.
 
The Commercial Fishermen have been slaughtered by this Physcopathic onslaught by the hundreds since the start of the QMS, encouraged on and further abused relentlessly by recreational ignorance. Hundred of commercial vessels are now retired and will never fish again. Almost no new vessels have been built since the start of the QMS so coastal eyes and ears are now gone AND so is the light but constant protection coastal coverage that a recreational fisher had that some body might be near by should an incident occur at sea. This is an unintended consequence and you can all expect that no one will want to assist you now at all anyway from Commercial!
Commercial Fishers families broke down under this relentless pressure over the years with many premature deaths occurring in many fishing families too. Those in Area 1 with N 28 rights in SNA 1 holdings to their name have had the total abuse by Crown Fisheries too in that these asset rights have been removed from their estates, on death, back to the Crown holdings. Despicable in the extreme and may well be illegal too I believe?  
 
We are also now aware that in 2014 , Vella Fisheries took the Crown Fisheries on in Court and WON the right of return of 200 ton of Gem fish back to their ownership! This Court action should be public knowledge and on public record but it has an imposed 'GAG' order in place as to this result.
This can only mean an exposed illegality by Fisheries, and assumed ramifications to all perhaps, that this should be open to all Commercial Fishers with a similar claim and so disadvantaged since the QMS confiscations of livelihood of the Professional working man?
 
Fisheries working 'against' the Nation's fishermen is not a good look and in fact therefore working against the Country as a whole, leaves all this wide open for conjecture and questioning everything concerning Fisheries and management since the start of the QMS. Even the Navy despises having to take fishery officers on board their vessels now we are reliably informed too please note!
 
ALBACORE TUNA; OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR ALBACORE TUNA 2010--2015
Online for all to read!
 
Page one: Management objectives for fisheries for Highly Migratory Species,
Objective one: Promote a viable and profitable Tuna Fishery in New Zealand!
 
So how is that going for you fisheries?
Elimination of Commercial Fishermen and the 'retirement' of so many commercial vessels might be some sort of clue as to falling catch tonnages over the years of the QMS perhaps?
 
So where is any semblance of integrity in the QMS whatsoever and this aspect urgently needs to be addressed ASAP with a full Government inquiry, and even possible criminal charges considered, starting at the tea lady at Fish serve, and right through to upper level management and Ministers, right to the top!
 
NOW; let's take this a few steps further and so much starts to fall into place!
 
First, going right back to the initial years of the QMS, and the intensity of focus of the fishery officers on Commercial Fishers. Specific instructions where given and required of fishery officers to ‘Get a prosecution on every commercial fisherman registered' so that 'management' had a data base on all those involved!
So they did and the slaughter began! Nothing to do with fish stock management whatsoever! Just mindless Buggery and Thuggery by fisheries!
 
NOW; skip past the middle years of the QMS to the present day, and so few individual qualified and professional commercial fishermen and vessels left operational in the catching sector, and the enticement (to management) of the viability and appeal to be able to force on board camera,s , 24 hour electronic tracking of all vessels and live fishery ‘observers‘ on board every trip (and at a cost of $ 800 per day plus food to the individual vessel) all for show and zero value, just PR, nothing more!
 
AT THIS POINT FISHERIES NEW ZEALAND ENTERS A WHOLE NEW WORLD (and still zero real fish stock management) FASCISM! RAW, NAKED FASCISM BEING APPLIED, IN NEW ZEALAND, TO COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN!!!
 
FASCISM  ==  FEAR AND DESTRUCTIVENESS BY A WOULD BE AUTHORITARIANISM BENT MANAGEMENT LEADING TO TOTAL OPPRESSION AIM OF COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATORS ULTIMATELY BY INTENT WITH OUT OUR RESISTANCE AND ARREST OF THIS INTENT.  AUTHORITY WITHOUT WISDOM IS LIKE A HEAVY AXE WITHOUT AN EDGE, FITTER TO BRUISE THAN TO POLISH. DO REMEMBER THOUGH, THAT SOMETIMES THE PEOPLE YOU OPPRESS, BECOME MIGHTIER THAN YOU WOULD LIKE!  Mid July 2017.
 

New Zealand now has a deserved International reputation of totally irrational outlook of CONTEMPT, FEAR AND EVEN HATRED of their commercial fishermen since the start of the QMS and that has now permeated right through the Nation ( recreational fishing ) and now also Maritime New Zealand seems is also embracing this culture too, focussing on on Commercial fishing and Fishermen, with unwarranted arrogance on the remaining professional fishers in the industry.

If you couple all this, as written facts as above, with the top level Serious Fraud Office and Court actions in 2002 – 2003 under Pete Hodgson as Fisheries Minister, concerning the Scampi fishery when a series of Court Judges slated the Ministry roundly siting COLLUSION, FRAUD, UNFAIR, MISLEADING AND ILLEGALITY'S.  The last appeal heard had the Minister and the Ministry ordered to re-do the allocations and to pay large costs to the appellants! So much more was involved here too showing corruption, collusion fraud and illegality at the top level of Fisheries in play at the time.  The Court Judges where not at all impressed!

My new, and welcomed MP for Northland, is Mr Winston Peters, and has maximum inside knowledge of the previous Scampi inquiry, and is now so well placed to first check my first hand knowledge of all that I have written up in this web site and to investigate a full and detailed inquiry as to the retaining and with holding of N 28 Preferential SNA 1 rights to Commercial Fishers and that has had such a major social and financial devastation on Northland since the start of the QMS apology for ‘ Fisheries Management ‘ , with such a Political bias, rather than actual fish stock management in reality.

Recreational take is now estimated at 6000 ton SNA 1 per year in Area 1 and the invisible recreational wastage of every fish hooked and bought to the boat and handled would be three times that in fact on release! Shock and exhaustion at first capture, natural skin surface ‘ antifouling ‘ compromised  on the fish and hook damage to the mouths would and does sentence a fish to a slow starvation death as they now are uncompetitive as hunters of their natural food gathering becomes impossible for them.

Recreational fishers need to re-think what exactly they are doing as ‘ sportsmen ‘ to have to kill and to maim fish as a sport!

Especially in the ‘ Big Game ‘ fishery of enticing a Marlin to take a hooked lure as ‘ prey ‘ to  then ‘ play ‘ a beautiful fish to exhaustion , wax lyrical as to the magnificent,s of the fish when lit up in full colour, as to it,s power and the wondrous powerful fight it put up for you and your massive bendy lever rod and geared winch and being spooled with World best manufactured production line of immense strength to your complete advantage over the beast fighting for it,s very life before you ‘ KILLED ‘ it!! Call yourselves ‘ sportsmen ‘ ?? Just dicks playing with your dicks in reality!

That fish, that you have just spent hours landing, is already cooking / rotting from the inside out from the internal acid build up from shock and exhaustion and that process continues until it is gutted at the smokehouse many hours later while you Hi five , yahoo and tell your great yarn of superiority , sculling beer at the game fish club  while your ‘ catch ‘ lies on the tray of a Ute in the sun outside at the worst scenario but repeated many times over every season. Not even dog tucker value at this point!

In conclusion we all welcome Mr Winston Peters, as our Northland MP to represent us all, in restoring Northland back to prosperity and equality in fishing, socially and financially as an important area of New Zealand so long abused by Governments of the past and present.Mr Peters is aware of this web site and the high level of daily site visits and repeat visits this has attracted Nationally and Internationally from many countries. AND THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING!!!!

 

 

AND THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING -

Overall New Zealand's coastal commercial fisheries fishermen have been decimated since the inception of the fisheries quota management system under this ineptly managed and badly administered culture of fisheries command and control regime. The worst is yet to come too as the 'working' fleet currently left is woefully run down so badly now and no one is wanting to, or being able to see, any reason to invest in a coastal fishery future economically as it is at present. 

 

The fish stocks are fine generally, and always have been so, just a little less pressure was all that was needed right from the start of the QMS to achieve a balance and fisheries know this and have always known this fact!!

 

The plethora of mindless fisheries pretenders, parasites and wannabes under the guise of fisheries 'management' that this quota management system has spawned has been incredible and must have cost New Zealand uncalculated lost income revenue over the years. The decimation of the New Zealand coastal fishing fleet and the public per KG prices of fish is a visual testament to an unacceptable management structure and is clear to all interested New Zealanders in the final analysis and reality 

 

There is so much more yet to come too so fisheries should start the clean out and adjustments now! 

A rebranding name change of New Zealand Fisheries might/would be good too at this point. Suggesting, New Zealand ‘Witch' Doctor Association would be very appropriate perhaps? 

 

AND HERE WE ARE AUGUST 2015 AFTER THE NEW ZEALAND FISHERIES CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE MPI MINISTER OF A FULL TOP LEVEL REVIEW OF FISHERIES AS IN HIS OPENING SPEECH.

 In the Ministers opening speech addressing the New Zealand Fisheries Conference in Wellington August 2015 he has acceded to a full and total Governmental review of Fisheries to be implemented immediately by his staff. THANK YOU MINISTER.

My last correspondence from this Minister ( min 13-1145 ) 20 th June 2014 finished with the paragraph,

‘ I note that you have written on numerous occasions to previous Ministers and officials concerning this matter ( N 28 rights ) and I understand that you have been provided with information regarding your “ section 28n “ preferential rights as part of that correspondence. Accordingly I do not intend to reply to any further correspondence  from you that I have already addressed. ‘ signed off by Mr Nathan Guy for MPI  cc to Mike Sabin. MP for Northland.

 I am very tempted here to Print / Exposé my reply to the Minister,  dated 21 st June 2014. However I will keep that in check at present and my powder dry for another day IF necessary, but my reply was such that it is very likely that which has prompted the review as just announced. If so, then well done Minister and for the best and in the long view. This email was also cc to Mr Mike Sabin. MP for Northland.

Total shut down and arrogant contempt shown again from yet another Fisheries Minister of the Crown to myself and others with N 28 preferential rights outstanding.

On August 5 th 2014 I re-wrote up my web site Home page with authentic inside knowledge and started to open up the failings of fisheries management and to exposé the damage they have caused over the years of the QMS. That has been followed up much more deeply and constructively on the following ‘ About Kansai ‘ page and I will continue to do SHOULD THIS BE NECESSARY as this new fisheries review  evolves and progress,s.

My web site was / is really all about promoting a very unique and clever sail assisted vessel design for acceptance and constructions in New Zealand for line caught fish and under sail, and so reaching out to that very top end quality market as value added appeal to the discerning customer, and that it can not be bettered in marketing optimisation. This concept should be a ‘ Marketers Dream ‘ to get behind and support to sell absolute top quality fish  from as delivered from these vessels.  North Sails Auckland where right there with support when first approached, and so was Shipco 360 in Whangarei to build these vessels and in some numbers too. This innovation concept is EXACTLY  what was promoted in the recent fisheries conference key note address please note.

Christ Almighty has nobody understood yet that ‘ Trawl ‘ caught Snapper in bulk, even by precision harvesting innovation, is NOT what the discerning markets wants. The top chef,s and Restaurants and even the Sydney fish market does not want trawl caught snapper when it can get so much better quality with line caught by far superior in taste and appearance for the customer. Treat snapper as a by-catch from the Trawlers as they harvest other species and leave it for the top line commercial fishermen to extract and abundance will then be there for the recreational fishers. There is already abundance now out there and increasing rapidly!

Apply internet ‘ Block Chain Technology ‘ with a data overlay now and you have an un-hackable permanent method of stock data holding for both commercial and recreational to access transparently instead of what is being used now and we might really have a World class fishery! Just get on with it now fisheries!

REALLY SIMPLE THINKING FOR THE SOLUTION , YES?  Recreational fishers WILL have to register all vessels though now if you wish to participate in SNA 1 and to record ALL hooking's  /  returns and landings of ALL fish too. Simple!

Minister, my expectations of this full and complete new review of fisheries is that I ( and others ) I will now be given back every KG of SNA 1 , and by-catch, as awarded 28 th April 1987 at Auckland by the Quota Appeal Authority. Decision number 89 / 31 and twenty one ton in total SNA 1.

This should be back dated to the fifteenth year point of the QMS and compensation for withholding this courts awarded fish stock from my livelihood as assessed in the award by the Court. If you really think that Article 39 of the 1215 Magna Carta is not relevant here then think again and very deeply too Minister.

LOSS OF INCOME CLAIM  -- KAIKOHE DISTRICT COURT --  CASE NUMBER  ;  CIV – 2013 – 027 – 000285.

This, as above, was backed up during my Disputes Tribunal Kaikohe Court action 10 th December 2013 ( after the one and only SNA 1 review October 2013 ) by the referee / judge and in his released decision 19 th December 2013 supported my position as much as was in his power to do so.

Your MPI respondent failed to show up at the hearing. A Mr John Tauton – Clark  as fisheries representative. He has no idea of what was said and discussed at this court hearing whatsoever and the Referee / Judge was not at all impressed either at his non attendance due to the depth of matters discussed freely. I would like to say here how much I appreciated the staff and the Courts consideration shown me to allow me my ‘ Day in Court ‘ in a loss of income claim against the Crown. I was informed at every stage that it was likely to be beyond the Disputes Tribunal,s jurisdiction to rule on a situation but I was given beyond the normal courtesy expected to be allowed to proceed. For this courtesy I am so grateful to be treated with respect instead of what Fisheries has been so used to considering for Commercial Fishermen.  For $180 registration fee this was the best money I have ever spent believe me!

The 19 th December 2013 release date for the Tribunal,s decision was a three page well articulated consideration and fully supportive in every aspect to myself. I had over an hour of unopposed Court time to fully explain the development of my situation at the hearing and the written decision reflected this entirely and supporting within the Tribunal's powers. Again kudos to the Court and staff from me. Thank you!

Two Court actions now that New Zealand Fisheries are in contempt of bought by a fisherman against the Crown!. I now look forward to any further actions by Fisheries in this now undertaken review of performance in their duties and responsibilities. 

 

To be continued!

Best regards
Rodney Davidson
FIN: 8420552

rodneydavidson@slingshot.co.nz

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