Hoki Third MSC Surveillance Audit 2015

HOK1 is currently certified sustainable through the Marine Stewardship Council fisheries standard.

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Principle 1

"A fishery must be conducted in a manner that does not lead to over-fishing or depletion of the exploited populations and, for those populations that are depleted, the fishery must be conducted in a manner that demonstrably leads to their recovery."

The intent of this principle is to ensure that the productive capacities of the resources are maintained at high levels and are not sacrificed in favour of short term interests.

Bagley, N.W. O’Driscoll, R.L. & Oeffner, J. (2014). Trawl survey of hoki and middle-depth species in the Southland and Sub-Antarctic areas, November–December 2012 (TAN1215) (New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2014/12). MPI: Wellington

Ballara, S. & O'Driscoll, R. (2015). Catches, size, and age structure of the 2013-14 hoki fishery, and a summary of input data used for the 2015 stock assessment. New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2015/57. MPI: Wellington

DWG (2014b). Hoki Fisheries East/West Catch Limit Agreement for 2014-15 Fishing Year. DWG: Auckland

DWG (2014a). Explanatory Memo: Hoki Fisheries East West Catch Agreement 2014-15. DWG: Auckland

DWG (2014c). Hoki Management 2014-15 Fishing Year (Letter to Hoki Quota Owners). DWG: Auckland

McKenzie, A. (2015). Assessment of hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) in 2014. New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2015/09. MPI: Wellington

Morrison, M.A. et al. (2014). Linking marine fisheries species to biogenic habitats in New Zealand: a review and synthesis of knowledge (New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 130)

MPI (2015a). Annual Operational Plan for Deepwater Fisheries for 2015/16. MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015b). Annual Review Report for Deepwater Fisheries for 2013/14 (MPI Technical Paper No: 2015/07). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015c). May Plenary Stock Assessments and Stock Status Volume 1 Introductory Sections to Hoki. MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015d). Review of Management Controls for Hoki 1 (HOK 1) in 2015 Consultation Document. MPI Discussion Paper No: 2015/19. MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015e). Review of Sustainability Measures and Other Management Controls for Selected Deepwater Fishstocks Final Advice and Recommendations for the TAC, TACC, and Allowances and Deemed Value Rates for six fishstocks. MPI Information Paper No: 2014/15. MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015g). Sustainability measures and other management controls for 1 October 2015 (Decision Letter). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015f). Review of Sustainability Measures and Other Management Controls for Selected Deepwater Fishstocks Final Advice and Recommendations for the TAC, TACC, and Allowances and Deemed Value Rates for six fishstocks. MPI Information Paper No: 2014/15 Appendix II. MPI: Wellington

Richard, Y. & Abraham, E.R. (2013). Risk of commercial fisheries to New Zealand seabird populations (New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 109. MPI: Wellington

Stevens, D.W. et al. (2015). Trawl survey of hoki and middle-depth species on the Chatham Rise, January 2014 (TAN1401) (New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2015/19). MPI: Wellington

Stevens, D.W. et al. (2014). Trawl survey of hoki and middle depth species on the Chatham Rise, January 2013 (TAN1301) (New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report). MPI: Wellington

Principle 2

"Fishing operations should allow for the maintenance of the structure, productivity, function and diversity of the ecosystem (including habitat and associated dependent and ecologically related species) on which the fishery depends."

The intent of this principle is to encourage management of fisheries from an ecosystem perspective under a system designed to restrain the impacts of the fishery on the ecosystem.

Abraham E. R., Thompson F. N. (2014a). Captures of all birds in hoki trawl fisheries, in the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone, during the 2012–13 fishing year. https://data.dragonfly.co.nz/psc/v20140201/birds/hoki-trawl/all-vessels/eez/2012-13/, version dated 7 August 2015

Abraham E. R., Thompson F. N. (2014b). Captures of New Zealand fur seal in hoki trawl fisheries, in the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone, during the 2012–13 fishing year. https://data.dragonfly.co.nz/psc/v20140201/new-zealand-fur-seal/hoki-trawl/all-vessels/eez/2012-13/, version dated 7 August 2015

Abraham E. R., Thompson F. N. (2014c). Captures of New Zealand sea lion in hoki trawl fisheries, in the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone, during the 2012–13 fishing year. https://data.dragonfly.co.nz/psc/v20140201/new-zealand-sea-lion/hoki-trawl/all-vessels/eez/2012-13/, version dated 7 August 2015

Albert Times (2014a). Mollymawk Mitigation. Albert Times 75

Albert Times (2014b). Seabird Risk Management Plans. Albert Times 76

Albert Times (2013). Tori Line 'Kraton' Streamers - 10 kms Sold in 10 Months. Albert Times 72

Bagley, N.W.; O’Driscoll, R.L.; Oeffner, J. (2014). Trawl survey of hoki and middle-depth species in the Southland and Sub-Antarctic areas, November–December 2012 (TAN1215) (New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2014/12). MPI: Wellington

Baker, G.B. Jensz, K., & Cunnigham, R. (2014). White-capped albatross aerial survey 2014. Report prepared for DOC. Latitude42 Environmental Consultants Pty: Wellington

Baker, G.B. Jensz, K., & Sagar, P. (2014). 2013 Aerial survey of Salvin's albatross at the Bounty Islands. Report prepared for DOC. Latitude42 Environmental Consultants Pty: Wellington

Black, J.; Wood, R. (2014). Analysis of New Zealand’s Trawl Grounds for Key Middle depths and Deepwater Tier 1 Fisheries (New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 122). MPI: Wellington

Clemens-Seely, K. (2014). Conservation Services Programme Annual Research Summary 2013-14. DOC: Wellington

DOC (2015). Draft Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2015/16. DOC: Wellington

DOC (2014a). Development of bird baffler design for offshore trawl vessels. Draft Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2013/14. DOC: Wellington

DOC (2014b). Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2013/14. DOC: Wellington

DOC (2014c). Summary report on Southern Buller's Albatross. DWG: Auckland

DWG (2014a). Mollymawk Mitigation: Managing Risk to Salvin's Albatross (Mitigation Sheet). DWG: Auckland

DWG (2014b). Increase in rates of mollymawk captures in deepwater trawl fisheries - more consistent management of risk required. DWG: Auckland

DWG (2013). Ten Commandments for Cook Strait Hoki Fishery. DWG: Auckland

 

DWG (2014d). Sharks Operational Procedures (DWG Operational Procedures). DWG: Auckland

DWG (2014c). Vessel Management Plan Operational Procedures (DWG Operational Procedures). DWG: Auckland

DWG (2015b). Seabird/Mammal-Risk Management Plan. DWG: Auckland

DWG (2015a). Vessel Management Plan: Vessel Specific Procedures for Mitigating Incidental Capture of Seabirds - Trawlers > 28 m LOA. DWG: Auckland

Ford et al. (2015). Qualitative (Level 1) Risk Assessment of the impact of commercial fishing on New Zealand Chondrichthyans. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 157. MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015h). Conservation and management of New Zealand Sharks (MPI Factsheet 1/4). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015i). Landing sharks with fins attached (MPI Factsheet 2/4). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015j). Landing shark fins subject to a ration (MPI Factsheet 3/4). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015k). Requirements for returning sharks to the sea (Schedule 6) (MPI Factsheet 4/4). MPI: Wellington

 

MPI (2015a). Annual Operational Plan for Deepwater Fisheries for 2015/16. MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015b). Further context for the implementation of the NPOA Seabirds by Deepwater Fisheries Management (Annual Operational Plan for Deepwater Fisheries for 2015/16). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015c). May Plenary Stock Assessments and Stock Status Volume 1 Introductory Sections to Hoki (Fisheries Assessment Plenary) MPI: Wellington

MPI (2014a). Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Annual Review (AEBAR 2014). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2014b). Fish and invertebrate bycatch in New Zealand deepwater fisheries from 1990-91 until 2011-12 (Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 139). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2013a). National Plan 2013 to reduce the incidental catch of seabirds in New Zealand Fisheries. MPI: Wellington

MPI (2013b). National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. MPI: Wellington

NIWA (2014a). Population Studies of Southern Buller's Albatrosses on the Snares. Prepared for DOC, MPI and DWG. NIWA: Wellington

 

NIWA (2014b). Salvin's albatross population size and survival at the Snares Western Chain. Prepared for DOC. NIWA: Wellington

 

 

NIWA (2014c). Salvin's albatrosses at the Bounty Islands: at-sea distribution. Prepared for DOC. NIWA: Wellington

Opresko, D. Tracey, D. & Mackay, E. (2014). Antipatharia (Black Corals) for the New Zealand Region (Aquatic Environment Biodiversity Report No. 131). MPI: Wellington

Ramm (2012). Conservation Services Programme Observer Report: 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. DOC: Wellington

Thompson, F.N. et al. (2015). Reported New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri) captures in commercial trawl fisheries, 1991–92 to 2012–13(New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report 145). MPI: Wellington

Principle 3

"The fishery is subject to an effective management system that respects local, national and international laws and standards and incorporates institutional and operational frameworks that require use of the resource to be responsible and sustainable."

The intent of this principle is to ensure that there is an institutional and operational framework for implementing Principles 1 and 2, appropriate to the size and scare of the fishery.

Clemens-Seely, K. (2014). Conservation Services Programme Annual Research Summary 2013-14. DOC: Wellington

DOC (2015). Draft Conservation Services Programme Annual Plan 2015/16. DOC: Wellington

DWG (2015, April 2). Re: Updated briefing memo to vessels and operators regarding hoki, southern blue whiting compliance risk management (Electronic mailing list). DWG: Auckland

Supplementary Information to DWG (2015, April 2):

 

DWG (2015k). Memo to Directors, Shareholders & Vessel Operators: DWG Operational Procedures & MPI Management Requirements for 2015-16. DWG: Auckland

DWG (2015l). Memo to Vessels and Skippers: DWG Operational Procedures & MPI Management Requirements for 2015-16. DWG: Auckland

DWG (2014i). Explanatory Memo: Hoki Fisheries East West Catch Agreement 2014-15. DWG: Auckland

DWG (2014j). Hoki Fisheries East/West Catch Limit Agreement for 2014-15 Fishing Year. DWG: Auckland

DWG (2014k). Hoki Management 2014-15 Fishing Year (Letter to Hoki Quota Owners). DWG: Auckland

DWG (2014l). Hoki Operational Procedures (DWG Operational Procedures). DWG: Auckland

DWG (2014m). Reporting Operational Procedures. DWG: Auckland

DWG (2014n). Sharks Operational Procedures (DWG Operational Proceedures). DWG: Auckland

MPI (2015d). Conservation and management of New Zealand Sharks (MPI Factsheet 1/4). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015e). Landing sharks with fins attached (MPI Factsheet 2/4). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015f). Landing shark fins subject to a ration (MPI Factsheet 3/4). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015g). Requirements for returning sharks to the sea (Schedule 6) (MPI Factsheet 4/4). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015a). Annual Operational Plan for Deepwater Fisheries for 2015/16. MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015b). Annual Review Report for Deepwater Fisheries for 2013/14 (MPI Technical Paper No: 2015/07). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015c). May Plenary Stock Assessments and Stock Status Volume 1 Introductory Sections to Hoki. MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015d). Review of Management Controls for Hoki 1 (HOK 1) in 2015 Consultation Document. MPI Discussion Paper No: 2015/19. MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015e). Review of Sustainability Measures and Other Management Controls for Selected Deepwater Fishstocks Final Advice and Recommendations for the TAC, TACC, and Allowances and Deemed Value Rates for six fishstocks (MPI Information Paper No: 2014/15). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015f). Review of Sustainability Measures and Other Management Controls for Selected Deepwater Fishstocks Final Advice and Recommendations for the TAC, TACC, and Allowances and Deemed Value Rates for six fishstocks (MPI Information Paper No: 2014/15 Appendix II). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015g). Sustainability measures and other management controls for 1 October 2015 (Decision Letter). MPI: Wellington

MPI (2015m). Re: Update on personnel arrangements at the Ministry for Primary Industries for 2015 MSC Surveillance Audits for hoki, hake, ling, and southern blue whiting (Letter to CAB). MPI: Wellington

Ramm (2012). Conservation Services Programme Observer Report: 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. DOC: Wellington

 

Surveillance report

You can read the final surveillance report here.