This Regulatory Impact Statement provides an analysis of options to enable the effective management of the Taupo Sports Fishery by making it practical to more frequently change the conditions for fishing.
- The current requirement to amend the Taupo Fishery Regulations 2004, whenever changes need to be made to fishing conditions for the Taupō fishery, is not fit for purpose and this is preventing flexible and responsive fishery management.
- The alternative mechanism of anglers notices, used by all Fish and Game Councils to manage sports fisheries outside of Taupo for many years, is the preferred method to practicably manage fishing conditions in the Taupō fishery.
- Technical matters relating to angler licensing and enforcement in Taupo fishery need to be remedied.
- The preferred option, that of amending the Taupo Fishery Regulations 2004 to enable the use of anglers notices and resolve the technical matters, would provide for effective and efficient fishery management.
Taupo Trout Fishery
Published by the Department of Conservation