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Submissions, position statements and resources

Some of the ways the Federation advocates for its members are:

  • writing submissions to Government and local politicians
  • meeting with relevant Ministers
  • participating in consultations and hearings 

Our latest submissions

December 2023 - Submission to Fisheries New Zealand on the Proposed options for bottom fishing access zones (trawl corridors) in the Hauraki Gulf

November 2023 - Submission to the Environment Select Committee on the Hauraki Gulf Marine Protection Bill

August 2023 - Submission to Maritime New Zealand on Maritime and Oil Pollution Fund Levies

July 2023 - Submission to Fisheries New Zealand on the Review of Sustainability Measures for Fisheries - October 2023 Round

July 2023 - Submission to Fisheries on the SQU6T Operational Plan 2024

July 2023 - Submission to Fisheries New Zealand on the Commercial Landing Exception Review for red cod

July 2023 - Submission to Ministry for Primary Industries on cost recovery levies 2023/24

June 2023 - Submission to Fisheries New Zealand on the draft Fishing Industry Transformation Plan

April 2023 - Submission to the Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use (causing woody debris, including forestry slash, and sediment-related damage in Tairāwhiti and Wairoa).


MPI and DOC protected species identification guides

March 2024 - Onboard camera guidelines *UPDATED*

October 2023 - South East Marine Protected Areas (SEMP) information for fishers

September 2023 - Onboard camera guidelines *OLD*

March 2023 - Federation member survey: Slash and sediment impacts


December 2023 - Briefing to the Incoming Minister for Oceans and Fisheries (BIM)

July 2023 - Letter to Mission to Seafarers supporting the establishment of a Seafarer's Memorial in Wellington