Fisheries New Zealand Consultation - Proposal to reopen the Kaikōura Marine Area to pāua fishing

The Kaikōura Marine Guardians (the Guardians) have made recommendations to reopen Te Whata Kai o Rakihouia i Te Tai o Marokura (Kaikōura Marine Area) to pāua fishing later this year. 

The Kaikōura Marine Area extends between the Clarence River in the north and the Conway River in the south, and includes the Kaikōura Peninsula. 

Fisheries New Zealand invites feedback on:

  • reopening the Kaikōura Marine Area to pāua fishing
  • extending this reopening further north to Cape Campbell/Marfells Beach.

The closing date for submissions is 5 PM on Monday 5th July 2021.

For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website and media release.