Fisheries New Zealand consultation - Review of the CRA2 rock lobster fishery

Fisheries New Zealand is consulting on 2 measures proposed by the National Rock Lobster Management Group for recreational fishers in the CRA2 (Hauraki Gulf/Bay of Plenty) rock lobster fishery.

  1. A reduction to the recreational daily bag limit from 6 to 3 spiny rock lobsters to help ensure recreational catch does not exceed the new 34-tonne recreational allowance.
  2. The introduction of recreational telson (tail fan) clipping for spiny rock lobster to assist with minimising illegal take.

Consultation closes on 19 December 2018.

For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.