Fisheries New Zealand is consulting on the following package of fisheries regulation changes recommended to the Minister of Fisheries by the East Otago Taiāpure Committee:
- temporary closure to recreational pāua fishing
- closure to commercial pāua fishing
- prohibiting harvesting of 7 species of kelp
- prohibiting the use of set-nets
- prohibiting filleting of fish at sea.
The consultation runs from 26 October to 7 December 2018.
For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.