14F Population management plans
  • (1) The Minister may from time to time approve a population management plan in respect of 1 or more species, being threatened species or other species of marine wildlife, containing all or any of the following matters in respect of each species:

    • (a) an assessment of the biology and status of the species:

    • (b) an assessment of any known fisheries interaction with the species:

    • (c) an assessment of the degree of risk caused by fishing-related mortality and other human-induced sources of mortality to the species, whether within New Zealand fisheries waters or elsewhere within the range of the species:

    • (d) an estimate of the range of human-induced mortality for the species which would allow the criteria specified in section 14G to be met:

    • (e) an estimate of the range of fishing-related mortality for the species which would allow the criteria specified in section 14G to be met:

    • (f) the maximum allowable level of fishing-related mortality for the species, in New Zealand fisheries waters, which would allow the criteria specified in section 14G to be met:

    • (g) subject to section 14H, if a level has been set under paragraph (f), the maximum allowable level of fishing-related mortality for the species, in specified areas within New Zealand fisheries waters:

    • (h) recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries on measures to mitigate the fishing-related mortality of the species:

    • (i) recommendations to the Minister of Fisheries on the standard of information to be collected on fishing-related mortality.

    (2) In the case of any marine wildlife ranging outside New Zealand fisheries waters, the maximum allowable level of fishing-related mortality set under paragraph (f) or paragraph (g) of subsection (1) shall be based on a fair and equitable consideration of the proportion that the estimated fishing-related mortality of that species within those waters is to the total estimated fishing-related mortality of that species in all waters (including waters outside New Zealand fisheries waters).

    Section 14F: inserted, on 1 October 1996, by section 316(1) of the Fisheries Act 1996 (1996 No 88).