The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback and submissions on whether:
- a further temporary closure of the Southern Scallop fishery (SCA 7) should be implemented for the coming scallop season, which starts on 15 July 2017
- the small Port Underwood recreational fishery, which is immediately adjacent to (but not part of) SCA 7, should also be closed to protect it from increased harvest pressure.
The closures would be in place for the coming season (15 July 2017 until 14 February 2018 – dates inclusive).
For the consultation documents and further information click here
Submissions close 31st May 2017.