Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiakai for the Rāpaki Mātaitai have proposed bylaws that would ensure sustainability and enhance stocks.
- setting reduced recreational daily limits for a number of local fish and shellfish species,
- prohibit taking shellfish other than other than tuaki (cockles), pipi, kutai (mussels), pāpaka (crabs) or tio (oysters).
- prohibit taking seaweed except karengo and wakame (Undaria).
The closing date for submissions is 13 December 2019.
For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.