Recreational fishing using Kontikis/Fish harvesters
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: https://www.fisheries.govt.nz/travel-and.... An example is the Conrad Meier Fish Harvester, as advertised here: https://tvshop.co.nz/products/fish-harve....
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.
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Tēnā koe Michael,
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