Ate Heineman

Sawyers Bay, Dunedin

Sector Commercial Fishing

Past executive Committee Member, Port Chalmers Fishermen’s Co-operative Society, 47 years as a commercial fisherman, owner/skipper. Recreational diving in Coastal Otago.

“I primarily represent commercial fishermen, many of whom are concerned about spatial loss and a consequential shift of effort that closures may create. However I believe that most of us also want to pass on to future generations a marine environment that is at least as healthy, diverse and prolific as the one we inherited”.