Fisheries NZ Consultation - Review of the recreational daily kina limit in fishery management area 1 (the east coast of the upper North Island)

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on proposals to change the recreational daily bag limits for kina (Evechinus chloroticus and Centrostephanus rodgersii) in fisheries management area 1 (FMA 1). FMA 1 is an area defined in Schedule 1 of the Fisheries Act 1996. It covers the east coast of the North Island from North Cape down to Cape Runaway (Bay of Plenty).

These proposals are part of a package of measures to help address kina barrens (areas of the seafloor that have a lack of vegetation due to overgrazing by kina).

The consultation closes at 5pm on 3 May 2024.

For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.