Membership of the Society is open to Active Fishermen, ITQ Holders, Permit Holders, Associations of Fishermen, and other people approved by the Executive Committee. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us.
An "Active Fisherman" is someone who is actively engaged in commercial fishing either part time or full time, including owners, part-owners, lessees or purchasers in possession of any fishing boat who has control and discretion of any fishing operation.
"ITQ Holder" is any person or company or association of persons or companies who is registered as the legal owner or lessee of an Individual Transferable Quota under the Fisheries Act.
"Permit Holder" is a person who holds a fishing permit under the Fisheries Act to take fish for sale.
However, if you are a member of an Association of Fishermen (which is a member of the Federation) you are not entitled to be an individual member of the Federation.
Applications for membership must be made in writing to the President. The Executive Committee will approve or decline each application.
Honorary life memberships are based on a nomination process, with the nomination ratified by the Executive Committee and confirmed at an Annual General Meeting.
Everyone who is involved in the catching sector of the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand is encouraged to become a member of the Federation. The Federation is the only national stakeholder organisation representing fishermen that is not a trade union and that provides a one-stop-shop for small and medium fishing businesses, contract harvesters, owner/operators, skippers, and crew. It is only through unity and solidarity that fishermen can hope to protect the rights of continued access to their historic fishing grounds. The diverse and widespread nature of the catching sector of our industry means that contact with all active fishermen is often difficult. The Federation provides a conduit for communication and dissemination of information through its vastly improved new website and highly effective e-mail distribution system.
n3 members can open or link existing credit or cash accounts with contracted suppliers to get n3 discounted rates. On-going business savings with Pre-negotiated terms Simplified account opening process Retain your direct relationship with suppliers but get n3 pre-negotiated discounted rates
n3 will send you NZFCF/n3 Trade Cards which can be used at 24 participating suppliers for business purchases. Instant in-store discounts on all cash, EFTPOS and credit card transactions. No need to open an account Easy and convenient
n3 Employee Benefits program provides staff and volunteers of member businesses with discounts for personal purchases Discounts from a wide range of suppliers Exclusive promotions and special offers Access to download discount vouchers to use in-store.
n3’s website is your central point to make you use of their discounts. Members can: View your spend and savings dashboard and download reports Open accounts or link current accounts to n3 pricing Request quotes and benchmark pricing Search and view supplier profiles View spend and savings dashboard, case studies and other helpful resources
The NZFCF is entirely funded by membership fees and does not receive any money from other sources. Annual fees are set each year at the Annual General Meeting and members are invoiced directly. NZFCF members who have internet capability can pay membership fees online through this website using either internet banking or our credit card transaction facility.
$500.00 Annual Subscription
excluding GST ($575.00 pa including GST)
Membership applies to gear suppliers, service providers, Licensed Fish Receivers, etc. who support our industry and entitles these members to 2 mail-outs per annum to the NZFCF Membership, voting rights, membership benefits and discounts, NZFCF Newsletters and free subscription to the Seafood NZ Magazine.
$250.00 Annual Subscription
excluding GST ($287.50 including GST).
This class of membership applies to owner operators of fishing vessels, Quota Owners, Permit Holders and others involved in the fishing industry as defined in the Federation Rules an entitles the member to voting rights, membership benefits and discounts, NZFCF Newsletters, free annual subscription to the Seafood NZ Magazine and direct assistance from the NZFCF Office.
$125.00 Annual Subscription
excluding GST ($143.75 including GST).
This class of membership applies to Skippers, crew members and shore staff of fishing companies and owner/operators and entitles the member to voting rights, membership benefits and discounts, NZFCF Newsletters, free annual subscription to the Seafood NZ Magazine and direct assistance from the NZFCF Office.
$50.00 Annual Subscription
excluding GST ($57.50 including GST)
The Partner/Spouse membership entitles this class of member to attend the AGM as an observer but does not confer voting rights.
A Partner/Spouse at the same address of associate member.