The Sea Change Plan, which includes proposals for co-governance of the Gulf, will be on the agenda. The Sea Change (Tai Timu Tai Pari) Marine Spatial Plan which proposes the establishment of 'ahu-moana' zones around the entire Gulf coastline (including offshore islands) extending 1km out to sea. The Sea Change plan also proposes management by 50% tribal trust appointees and 50% community representatives, with no mention of how community representatives would be appointed. Under Sea Change, governing committees would have the power to prohibit recreational and commercial fishing wholly or partially over any area of "their" zone, and over any or all fish species, based on "cultural values" (with no need for scientific evidence).
Public may attend the The Hauraki Gulf Forum. Come along to either observe - or better still, seek permission to speak to the Forum. A copy of the agenda will be available on the Auckland Council agenda and minutes website.
Important: members of the public who wish to address the meeting must register two working days before the meeting. To register or for further information contact Kalinda Gopal: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information contact www.democracyaction.org.nz
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