Fisheries New Zealand consultation - Bylaws for the Rāpaki Mātaitai

Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiakai for the Rāpaki 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 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.