The Operational Procedures (OPs) are an important part of our businesses and give confidence to the Minister and others that we are doing our jobs well with regular review and improvement.
In addition to extensive government regulations, quota owners have agreed to adhere to supplementary best practice measures outlined in the Deepwater Group Operational Procedures.
Although these procedures are non-regulatory, the Ministry for Primary Industries audits the vessels' performance against these to identify if further improvements might be made.
View or download all of the OPs and Ten Commandments below
Ten Commandments for Fresh Fish Hoki
Ten Commandments for Ling Longliners to Save Seabirds
Ten Commandments for Marine Mammals
Ten Commandments for Saving Seabirds
Ten Commandments for Scampi Vessels
Ten Commandments for SQU 6T & SBW 6I Fisheries
Ten Golden Rules for Protected Species Reporting
Benthic ID Guide
Vessel Management Plans
Deepwater Trawl Vessel Management Plan (VMP) Template (Version 6)
Scampi Vessel Management Plan (VMP) Template (Version 3)
Trawl Vessel Protected Species Risk Management Plan (PSRMP) Template (2018-19)
Vessel Notice - Sea Lion Risk Management Actions SBW 6I - Campbell Island (2023)
Vessel Notice - SQU 6T Operational Requirements for Sea Lion Risk Management 2022-23