Election 2014 - Party Policies - Aquaculture

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Aquaculture

Aquaculture

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  • Set national standards under the Resource Management Act to guide regional councils in the processes to be followed when designating aquaculture management areas and assessing applications for marine farms.
  • Ensure regional councils have access to sound scientific advice on the environmental impacts of aquaculture activities, e.g. on nutrient flows and marine mammals, when designating Aquaculture Management Areas and determining consents for use of space. (Note: In the absence of scientific agreement, regional councils should take a precautionary approach to granting consents.)
  • Require regional councils to recognise the kaitiaki role of hapū when developing regional coastal plans and aquaculture management areas.
  • Ensure regional councils cannot enter confidentiality agreements over scientific information relevant to sustainability decisions. (more here)

  • Encourage the further development of aquaculture through consistent regulations and a strategy to create further niche, value-added markets. (more here)

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  • Investing in the Precision Seafood Harvesting Programme, which allows fish to be caught live and reduces waste. This is a $52 million programme with funding coming from both industry and government.
  • Investing in a $26 million programme to breed high-value shellfish, with half the funding coming from government. (more here)

  

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  • Accelerate the position of declaring Aquaculture Management Areas around NZ so that aquaculture investment can take place in a climate of certainty. (more here)

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