Fisheries NZ Consultation - Enabling the removal of sea urchins for the management or prevention of urchin barrens

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on a proposal to introduce a new special permit purpose under section 97 of the Fisheries Act 1996.

The special permit purpose would enable the removal of sea urchins for the management or prevention of urchin barrens (areas of the seafloor overgrazed by urchins).

Fisheries New Zealand would like to know your views and whether you support the introduction of this new special permit purpose.

The consultation closes at 5pm on 3 May 2024.

For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.