April 28, 2021
Room for iwi in Fish & Game review
Acting Minister of Conservation Dr Ayesha Verrall says enabling Māori expression of rangatiratanga is something she wants to see coming out an independent review of Fish & Game.
Some iwi have taken roles in issuing fishing and hunting licences as part of their treaty settlements, something that is otherwise the responsibility of the organisation.
Dr Verral says Fish & Game has been asked to adopt recommendations to strengthen its governance and good management practices contained in the review ordered by former minister Eugenie Sage.
She is seeking advice from the Department of Conservation on other recommendations which would require legislative change.
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