Fisheries NZ Consultation - Proposal to Reopen Kaikōura Coastline to Pāua, Shellfish, Seaweed Fishing

Fisheries New Zealand seeks feedback on new proposals to reopen the Kaikōura coastline to pāua fishing for the 2022/23 fishing year

The Kaikōura coastline (Marfells Beach, around Cape Campbell, and south to the Conway River, and including the Kaikōura Marine Area) is currently closed to all commercial and recreational pāua fishing, as well as for most other shellfish and seaweed species (except rock lobster, scampi, octopus, and kina).

This area was opened to pāua fishing for a limited 3-month season last year (1st December 2021 to 28th February 2022) after being closed for 5 years following the November 2016 earthquakes.

The consultation closes on 5 PM on Wednesday the 30th of November 2022. 

For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.

Additional Resources

MPI Media Release - Call for feedback on options to reopening Kaikōura’s pāua fishery