The Southern Scallop Working Group (SSWG) and Fisheries New Zealand are seeking input into their draft Marlborough Sounds Scallop Strategy.
The Southern Scallop fishery (which includes the Marlborough Sounds) is currently closed. The draft strategy outlines the group’s immediate priority, which is to ensure that any future scallop fishing in the Marlborough Sounds is sustainable and allows the fishery to rebuild to healthy levels.
The closing date for feedback is 13 August 2019 and the SSWG will incorporate feedback into a final strategy to be released late this year.
For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.