MPI is appealing to recreational fishers to fish responsibly in Kaikōura this summer to help the rock lobster (crayfish) fishery recover from the recent earthquakes.
Ministry for Primary Industries fishery officers have returned almost 600 undersized pāua to the sea near Napier after several large-scale pāua busts that occurred over one day.
Three groups of recreational divers face prosecution after being nabbed with a total of almost 400 illegally caught pāua in the Wellington region over the weekend.
Two weeks after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, relocation efforts continue of affected pāua along the Kaikōura coast.
Research will get underway next week to determine the impact of the Kaikōura earthquake on the local rock lobster (crayfish) stock.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be working with community volunteers and iwi to relocate a small amount of pāua at Goose Bay, Kaikōura.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is asking the public to refrain from attempting to rescue pāua affected by the Kaikōura earthquake.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is increasing surveillance around the Kaikōura coastline after reports that people are continuing to take pāua that’s been exposed as the result of Monday’s earthquake.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is working closely with the Kaikōura community to support the rebuilding of fisheries that have been impacted after Monday’s earthquake.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is inviting local people and organisations to have their say on the CRA3 (Gisborne) rock lobster fishery.