News from December 2005
Sublegals Vol 11, No 10, 16-30 December 2005:
- Commerce Committee Finally Marks-Up MSA Reauthorization. 11:10/01.
- New Year’s Fish Reads And Easy Listening. 11:10/02.
- The WTO And Non-Agriculture Market Access. 11:10/03.
- WTO Hong Kong Agreement Made. 11:10/04.
- Fishermen Protest In Numbers At WTO Summit. 11:10/05.
16 December changes to New Zealand fisheries regulations -
- Changes to amateur fishing regulations will come into effect on 16 December:
- divers are allowed to take extra bag limits of scallops and dredge oysters for each of up to two safety people on board a fishing vessel;
- retaining regulations that mean scallops taken by divers must be counted and measured at the first reasonable opportunity;
- that the use of bobs and ring pots in taking crayfish be allowed, and that scoop nets (landing nets) be allowed to be used to secure fish taken lawfully by any method;
- the recreational daily bag limit of 20 for Coromandel scallops be retained;
- that the restrictions around the use or possession of underwater breathing apparatus when taking mussels be removed; however, the current restrictions for paua will be retained; and
- that scallops and dredge oysters be allowed to be shucked and eaten while on board a vessel, so long as the fish eaten form part of a fisher’s daily bag limit.
Plan aims to rejuvenate New Zealand's Lake Ellesmere: local Maori tribe Ngai Tahu and the Government have signed a new management plan aimed at restoring Lake Ellesmere, south of Christchurch. The lake was declared technically dead after Environment Court Judge Jeff Smith found it virtually unable to sustain animal life. Ngai Tahu and the Government said the weekend signing of the first joint-management plan between the Department of Conservation and iwi would help reinvigorate the lake. [The Press]
Sublegals Vol 11, No 09, 9 December 2005:
- Rampant Consumer Confusion About Safety Of Seafood. 11:09/01.
- Oceana Releases New Report On Mercury In Seafood. 11:09/02.
- Northern Crab Season Opening Delayed. 11:09/06.
- Lobster Trap Limits Likely To Be Adopted In New Hampshire. 11:09/08.
- Russian River Coho Recovery Shows Encouraging Signs. 11:09/11.
Sublegals Vol 11, No 08, 2 December 2005:
- Study Finds Health Risks Outweigh Benefits of Eating Aquacultured Salmon. 11:08/01.
- Senator Craig Kills Messenger, Columbia Fish Passage Center Funds Eliminated. 11:08/07.
- Central California Dungeness Price Settled, Crab Free of Domoic Acid. 11:08/10.
- LAPP Dancing? – MSA Senate Mark-up Set for 15 December. 11:08/12.
- FEMA a Disaster for Gulf of Mexico Fishermen. 11:08/13.