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The New Zealand Seafood Industry Council is an industry-owned company with its shares held by Commercial Stakeholder Organisations (CSOs).  As shareholders, these CSOs form the bulk of the Council’s membership.

CSOs are companies or associations owned by rights-holders that represent the interests of those rights-holders.  In effect, this means CSOs can represent and manage the specific affairs of a particular fishery (eg rock lobster), a geographic area (eg northern inshore fisheries), specific fish stock (eg PAU2) or a group of stocks.

CSOs may appoint a person to represent them at the Policy Council.  The Policy Council is the vehicle by which the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council is advised of policy issues affecting the New Zealand seafood industry.  The Policy Council provides a forum for raising issues of concern to CSOs in relation to the industry

The following are Commercial Stakeholder Organisations:

Aquaculture New Zealand

Aquaculture New Zealand represents the interests of New Zealand’s mussel, salmon and oyster farmers. Formed as a result of the NZ Aquaculture Strategy released in 2006, the organisation was formed in 2007 and is charged with the implementation of the 10 point plan within the strategy.

Vision
The New Zealand aquaculture sector is recognised within New Zealand and around the world as producing healthy, high quality, environmentally sustainable aquaculture products.

Goal
The goal of the strategy is that by 2025 the New Zealand aquaculture sector will have sales of $1billion in sales.

Aquaculture New Zealand brings together the membership of the still current species bodies, the NZ Mussel Industry Council, the NZ Salmon Famers Association and the NZ Oyster Industry Association.

Based in Nelson, Aquaculture New Zealand represents its stakeholders’ interests at central, regional and local government levels throughout the country. It has also developed and is implementing market development and research strategies to further the growth and development of the industry.

The industry is strongly influenced by its partnership with Maori either as an independent grower, processor or marketer or as a joint venture partner.

Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic animals and plants and as such is not governed by the quota management system, beyond the collection of mussel spat from Ninety Mile beach.. As it is a predominantly coastal industry occupying public space many of the regulatory decisions are made within the Resource Management Act at a regional council level.

The industry has strong working relationships with the relevant food safety and environmental agencies to monitor and maintain the current high environmental and water quality standards so important to the national and international standing of the sector.

Level 1 Wakatu House
Montgomery Square
PO Box 5153 Port Nelson
Nelson

Ph: +64 3 548 8944
Email: info@aquaculture.org.nz

Area 2 Inshore Finfish Management Company Limited
The Area 2 Inshore Finfish Management Company was established to represent fishers and quota owners and to manage and develop the New Zealand inshore fisheries within Quota Management Area 2.

John Reid
Secretary
PO Box 1304
Nelson

Ph 03 547 2373
Fax 03 547 2371

Bluff Oyster Management Company Limited
The Bluff Oyster Management Company Limited represents the interests of participants in the Foveaux Strait Dredge Oyster Fishery (OYU5).
The company is involved in research and development aimed at improving oyster stocks in the Foveaux Strait Oyster Fishery. It also works with other stakeholders to develop implement, monitor and administer fishery management rules.

Murray Rankin
P O Box 844
Invercargill

Ph 03 218 6179
Fax 03 218 2238

Challenger Finfisheries Management Company Limited
Carol Scott
PO Box 175
Nelson
Ph 03 548 0711
Fax 03 548 0783
Email: carol@scallop.co.nz

Challenger Oyster Management Company Limited
Mitch Campbell
PO Box 175
Nelson

Ph 03 548 0711
Fax 03 548 0783
Email: mitch@scallop.co.nz

Challenger Scallop Enhancement Company Limited
Mitch Campbell
P O Box 175
Nelson
Ph 03 548 0711
Fax 03 548 0783
Email: mitch@scallop.co.nz

Coromandel Scallop Fishermen’s Association Inc
The Coromandel Scallop Fishermen’s Association represents the interests of 21 commercial license holders in the controlled Coromandel Peninsula scallop fishery.

Peter Sopp
112 Wattle Place
Whangamata

Ph 07 865 8086
Fax 07 865 7039

Deepwater Group Limited
PO Box 1460
Nelson

Ph +64 3 545 7020
Fax +64 3 545 7021
Website: http://www.deepwater.co.nz/

Eel Enhancement Company Limited
Tom Hollings
PO Box 90906
Auckland

Ph 09 378 7001
Fax 09 378 6939

New Zealand Federation of Commercial Fishermen

The New Zealand Federation of Commercial Fishermen, “The Federation”, has become recognised as the national body representing the interests of owner-operators. The Federation represents such fishers’ interests at national, regional and local association levels and, where appropriate, on an individual basis.

Members have been at the forefront of promoting the ‘New Zealandisation’ of the New Zealand Fishing Industry and as such they have increasingly invested in larger and more modern vessels which have assisted in providing more jobs for New Zealanders both afloat and ashore.

The Federation originated in the South Island in 1953 and shortly after spread to the North Island. The Federation is an Incorporated Society currently representing 351 members from 22 Port Associations.

The New Zealand Federation of Commercial Fishermen’s website »

Carol Scott
PO Box 175
Nelson

Ph 03 548 0711
Fax 03 548 0783
Email: carol@scallop.co.nz

New Zealand Fishing Industry Association Inc
Charles Hufflett
PO Box 5041
Nelson

Ph 03 545 9650

New Zealand Fishing Industry Guild
The New Zealand Fishing Industry Guild’s Executive and Management is made up of professional practising fishers. Over the years the Guild has had to change its formation to ensure the needs of the industry were covered.
The Guild originated in the 1930’s as an association affiliated to the then Seamen’s Union. But in the early 1950’s the association pulled away and formed the Auckland Share Fishermen’s Association. In 1970 that Association branched out and became the N Z Share Fishermen’s Association, representing share fishermen working on both company and privately owned vessels throughout the country. With the coming of the Labour Government in the 1980’s, to get recognition at Government level and to stop outside intervention the New Zealand Fishing Industry Union was formed and that Union is now known as the New Zealand Fishing Industry Guild Inc.

The Guild is a formally registered Union under the Employment Relations Act 2000 and covers fishermen from every New Zealand fishing port, representing the interests of those fishermen from all sectors of commercial fishing at Government, national and local levels.

Through the Auckland Head Office and the Nelson Branch Office contracts are drawn up between the boat owners, fishermen and engineers. For agreements away from those two centres, the Executive Secretary or the Administration Officer will travel to the ports concerned.

The NZ Fishing Industry Guild is recognised by the major fishing companies as creating a protective buffer zone between the people engaged in the fishing industry and those other organisations and unions whose activities could be detrimental to the every day running of a fishing vessel.

The Guild believes in encouraging the highest standards of safety and efficiency at sea and is involved in the promotion of training opportunities for sea-going personnel. In some cases, they may assist in funding for training courses on a scholarship basis.

The Guild, in conjunction with the companies and owner/operators assists in finding work for financial members seeking employment. There is a “job board” in each office providing a job network nationwide. This is not a guarantee of work but ensures that your name and qualifications are put forward when work is available.

The annual subscription fee is $275 including GST and covers the following services:

A 24 hour, 7 day a week, world wide insurance cover for death and disability through accident is available to all financial members.
They provide a seatime service book free of charge to members on request (a $10 charge applies to non members). These are issued through the Auckland office only on receipt of a passport-sized photo and the necessary information.
The Guild may assist with legal advice for financial members, depending on the circumstances and is at the discretion of the Executive Secretary.
The Guild staff are available Monday to Friday in both Auckland and Nelson offices to assist with member’s enquiries. A seven day a week phone coverage is available through the Executive Secretary and a message service is provided in Auckland.
PO Box 90 212
Auckland

Ph 09 358 3013
Fax 09 358 3015

Website: www.nzfiguild.co.nz

New Zealand Oyster Industry Association Ltd
Promoting, Preserving and Protecting Members’ interests.

Tom Hollings
PO Box 90906
Auckland

Ph 09 378 7001
Fax 09 378 6939
New Zealand Salmon Farmers Association Inc

The New Zealand Salmon industry is represented by the New Zealand Salmon Farmers Association Inc., a voluntary subscription-based organisation comprising of active freshwater and seawater salmon farmers, salmon processors and service suppliers to the industry. It represents growers of over 99% of all salmon farmed in New Zealand.

For more information, visit the NZ Salmon Farmers Association website.

Mark Gillard
PO Box 1180
Nelson

Ph 03 548 5714
Fax 03 548 6993

New Zealand Seafood Retailers and Wholesalers Association Inc
The New Zealand Seafood Retailers’ & Wholesalers’ Association represents New Zealand’s largest fish retailers and wholesalers, including our largest supermarkets. The Association maintains a presence at SeaFIC policy council, liaises with industry to maintain a focus on domestic market issues and works closely with the Seafood Industry Training Organisation (Seafood ITO) to ensure members can access training where needed.

Michael Laird
PO Box 97430
SAMC 2240
Auckland

Ph 09 263 9003
Fax 09 263 7705

Email: michael@kiwicheese.co.nz

New Zealand Tuna Management Association Inc
New Zealand Tuna Management Association protects the permit rights/property rights of the Tuna Fishers while being accountable to the members of the association for costs incurred in managing the tuna fishing industry.

They represents stakeholder organisation for all the New Zealand Tuna Fishers in the albacore tuna fishery.

Peter Jones
Private Bag 24901
Wellington

Ph 04 385 4005
Fax 04 385 2727

New Zealand Rock Lobster Industry Council Limited

The resources of the NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council are freely available to all rock lobster industry personnel who belong to a CRAMAC and/or pay Seafood Commodity Levies on rock lobster. For a list of CRAMAC representatives and contact details please phone/fax or email the NZ RLIC.
NZ RLIC Statement of Intent

To ensure that all legitimate extractive users have fair and equitable access to rock lobster fisheries and fishing grounds;
To manage and control commercial harvests within the constraints of the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) and the provisions of Fisheries legislation;
To maximise the economic and social benefits able to be derived by the industry from the available harvesting opportunities;
To respect and protect the rights of individuals whilst acknowledging individual and collective responsibilities and obligations.
Daryl Sykes
Private Bag 24-901
Wellington

Ph 04 385 4005
Fax 04 385 2727

Helen Regan
Private Bag 24-901
Wellington

Ph 04 385 4005
Fax 04 385 2727

Website: http://www.nzrocklobster.co.nz/

The Northern Fisheries Management Stakeholder Company Ltd

Company Overview

The Northern Fisheries Management Stakeholder Company Limited (“TNFMSCL”) is an established stakeholder group created from the amalgamation of The Snapper 8 Company Limited, The Pagrus Auratus Company Limited and The Northern Inshore Fisheries Company Limited.

Company Representation

TNFMSCL represents the interests of quota owners of inshore quota stocks in Fisheries Management Area’s 1, 8 and 9, from the tip of the North Island, down the Auckland (West) coast and continues down the Central (West) coast almost to Wellington, and from the tip of the North Island, down the Auckland (East) coast to Cape Runaway. Any person owning any individual transferable quota for species taken from FMA 1, 8 and 9 is entitled to be a shareholder of the Company. Including any individual transferable quota for Snapper, Flatfish, Rig, Alfonsino, Grey Mullet, Gemfish, Cardinal, Hake, Silver Warehou, Rubyfish, Blue Warehou, White Warehou, John Dory, Gurnard, School Shark, Sea Perch, Trumpeter, Elephant Fish, Frost Fish, Pale Ghost Shark, Moki, Tarakihi, Ling, Hapuku, Bass, Bluenose, Ribaldo, Blue Cod, Leatherjacket, Parore, Porae, Red Cod, Red Snapper, Stargazer, Rough Skate, Smooth Skate, Garfish, King Crab, Deepwater Red Crab, Giant Spider Crab, Ribaldo, Spiny Dogfish, and Kingfish.

Mission Statement

“TNFMSCL shall be a strong, mandated body that will represent its shareholders to protect and enhance their property rights, recognising the value of each fishery it represents. The Company shall act, to the best of it’s ability, responsibly and efficiently in all aspects of the fishery with the ultimate goal being achieving and maintaining healthy fisheries, biologically and economically, so the resource may continue to provide abundant yields now, and in the future.”

Vaughan Wilkinson
PO Box 443
Auckland

Ph 09 379 4720
Fax 09 300 3175

The ORH1 Exploratory Fishing Company Ltd
Milan Barbarich
PO Box 632
Auckland

Ph 09 276 0888
Fax 09 276 1744
PAU2 Industry Association Incorporated
The Paua 2 Industry Association was formed in 1999 to represent the interests of PAU2 quota owners and ACE holders, to protect and grow the property rights of PAU2 quota owners, and to preserve and expand access to areas within PAU2. Its members include quota shareholders, ACE holders and divers. The Association is a shareholder in both the Paua Industry Council Ltd. (PICL) and the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council (SeaFIC).
Tony Craig
C/- Seafood Industry Council
Private Bag 24-901
Wellington 6142
Ph 04 802 1510
Website www.paua.org.nz

PAU3 Industry Association Incorporated
David Rae
PO Box 153
Kaikoura

Ph/Fax 03 319 5289
PAUAMAC4 Industry Association Incorporated
Gary Cameron
PO Box 156
Chatham Islands

Ph/Fax 03 305 0310

PAU5 Industry Association Incorporated
Storm Stanley
PO Box 495
Blenheim

Ph 03 577 8846
PAUAMAC7 Industry Association
Alan Drake
PO Box 637
Picton

Pelagic and Tuna NZ Ltd
Greg Johansson
PO Box 443
Auckland 1104

Ph 09 300 8433
Fax 09 309 1190
Scampi Fishery Development Company Limited
Vaughan Wilkinson
PO Box 443
Auckland

Ph 09 379 4720
Fax 09 300 3175

South East Finfish Management Company Ltd
The South East Finfish Management Company represents over 94% of all quota owned in Quota Management Areas 3 and 5.
The company is a Commercial Stakeholder Organisation (CSO) representing finfish quota owners in the south east of New Zealand and is a shareholder of SeaFIC. The company engages in fisheries management consultation and advocacy and also direct purchase of research in support of the fisheries that it represents.

Pete Dawson
P O Box 43
Lyttelton

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