Fisheries NZ Consultation - Have your say on proposals to help address kina barrens

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on 2 proposed measures to help address kina barrens and rebalance local ecosystems.

The proposals include a new special permit for targeted culling, harvest, or translocation of kina and long-spined sea urchins, and options to increase recreational daily bag limits for kina in the Auckland East Fisheries Management Area.

Once consultation closes, Fisheries New Zealand will analyse the submissions and provide advice to the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries for consideration.

The consultation closes at 5pm on 3 May 2024.

For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.