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Contact: Digital Monitoring

Have your say

Fisheries New Zealand invites your feedback on proposed technical and minor changes to the following circulars:

  • Fisheries (E-logbook Technical Specifications) Circular 2018
  • Fisheries (E-logbook Users Instructions and Codes) Circular 2018
  • Fisheries (Geospatial Position Reporting Devices) Circular 2018

The changes follow Cabinet’s agreement to amend the Fisheries (Reporting) Regulations 2017 and the Fisheries (Geospatial Position Reporting) Regulations 2017. 

Consultation runs from Monday 1 October 2018 to Friday 19 October 2018.

The proposed changes include:

  • protecting sensitive information about precise fishing locations
  • requiring fishers to provide information from licensed fish receivers in a landing report no later than 15 days after landing
  • clarifying that fishers report live fish, such as rock lobster, that are placed in a holding tank on land before being taken to a licensed fish receiver
  • instructions for fishers who wish to provide event reports under multiple permit holders during a trip
  • allowing reporting for partial containers
  • clarifying when geospatial position reporting (GPR) devices must be used by vessels and fishers.

Consultation documents

We are only seeking feedback on the proposed changes that are tracked in these circulars:

Making your submission

Consultation closes at 5pm 19 October 2018.

Email your submission to

You can also post your submission to:

Digital Monitoring Submission
Fisheries New Zealand
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Contact Fisheries New Zealand if you have any questions about this consultation, allowing enough time for us to respond before submissions close:

We’ll consider all relevant material provided in your submission. We encourage you to include include the following:

  • the title of the consultation document
  • your name and title
  • your organisation’s name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

Submissions are public information

Note, that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have good reasons for withholding them.  That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it’s commercially sensitive or it’s personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.