MPI has received a request from the Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board for a two-year temporary closure at Mair Bank and Marsden Bank (Marsden Point) to the take of all shellfish.
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Amendment to the regulation to allow the commercial harvest of cockles to continue in 2 parts of Otago Harbour
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reviewing whether to amend a regulation to allow the commercial harvest of cockles to continue in 2 parts of Otago Harbour.
MPI is reviewing whether the minimum commercial blue cod pot mesh size in the BCO5 area (Southland including Fiordland, and Stewart, Campbell and Antipodes islands) should be increased from 48mm to 54mm.
MPI is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the sustainability measures for 3 rock lobster stocks.
Proposed extension of the shellfish and seaweed emergency fishing closure along the Kaikōura and Cape Campbell coastline
MPI is considering an extension of the emergency closure to the take of any species of shellfish and seaweed (excluding rock lobster and scampi) for a further 9 months.