Fisheries New Zealand seeks feedback on 5 applications for mātaitai reserves along the West Coast of the South Island from persons having a fishing interest in the stock or stocks in the proposed mātaitai reserve areas.
- Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio have applied for mātaitai reserves at:
- Popotai Taumaka (Open Bay Islands)
- Ōkahu (Jackson Bay)
- Tauneke (Barn Islands).
- Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae have jointly applied for a mātaitai reserve at Mikonui (Ross).
This is the second consultation for these applications. Fisheries New Zealand previously consulted with the local community on the applications.
The consultation closes on 5 PM on Monday the 30th of May 2022.
For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.