Recreational fishing using Kontikis/Fish harvesters

Michael Brown made this Official Information request to Ministry for Primary Industries

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From: Michael Brown

Dear Ministry for Primary Industries,

I am interested in knowing what process MPI and/or its predecessor agencies have undertaken in finding that Kontiki-type fishing systems are acceptable for recreational use in New Zealand.

These systems are listed under the set line rules on this MPI webpage: An example is the Conrad Meier Fish Harvester, as advertised here:

Please provide all relevant internal discussion papers and similar documents that show the process by which you have assessed Kontikis and deemed them legal as a recreational fishing method.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Brown

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Tēnā koe Michael,

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Ngā mihi,

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