Fisheries New Zealand consultation - Bylaws for the Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō Mātaitai

Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiakai for the Whakaraupō Mātaitai have proposed bylaws that would ensure sustainability and enhance stocks.

These include:

  • setting reduced recreational daily limits for a number of local fish and shellfish species;
  • prohibit taking shellfish other than other than pāua, tuaki (cockles), pipi, kutai (mussels), pāpaka (crabs) or tio (oysters);
  • prohibit taking seaweed except karengo and wakame (Undaria);
  • close two areas to taking tuaki in order to allow for enhancement of those tuaki beds.

The closing date for submissions is 13 December 2019.

For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.