Date: 07 November 2012
A joint project exploring future opportunities for Taupō Sport Fishery is well underway and is examining the fishery history, the current situation and identifying and exploring future opportunities for the iconic fishery.
An online survey seeking public comment on the future of the fishery has received a great number of responses. Since it went live more than 600 people have completed the survey. This is your last chance to take part in the survey which closes on 12 November 2012 and can be accessed at www.doc.govt.nz/taupofishery.
To complement the results of the survey, the project team is planning on holding two public workshops so that locals in the wider community can be involved in this important process.
The department is joined in this project by the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board, Ngāti Tūwharetoa Iwi, Eastern Region Fish and Game and the Taupō Fishery Advisory Council.
The team has been working with a wide cross section of the wider fishing community including anglers, fishing guides, fishing shops, local tourism providers, councils and other interested parties to ensure all current and future opportunities for the Taupō Fishery are being identified in conjunction with our project partners. Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board Chief Executive, Tamarapa Lloyd says "Involving the Trust Board and Ngāti Tūwharetoa in the fishery review is a positive step in the right direction. We need our families to participate and share their thoughts with the project team"
The workshops will be held in Tūrangi on 28 November 2012, 5.30pm at the Türangi Citizens Advice Bureau Hall and Taupō 29 November 2012, 5.30pm at the Taupō Yacht Club. A light supper will be provided, for catering purposes please RSVP to Kim Alexander-Turia – email@example.com or +64 7 384 7163.
Dave Lumley the Taupo-nui-a-Tia Area Manager for the Department is very pleased with the level of feedback that has been received so far and is looking forward to working with the community at the upcoming workshops.