Pāua gathering to be banned in the East Otago Taiāpure
The ban aims to support the efforts of the committee to ensure a sustainable fishery for the future.
Monitoring of the taiāpure shows sizes of legal pāua have continually decreased, despite recreational catch limits being halved from 10 to five in 2007.
The management committee says marine pest-management and pāua re-seeding programmes will also continue.
The Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2010 and the Fisheries (South-East Area Commercial Fishing) Amendment Regulations 2019 have been amended to ban the recreational or commercial fishing of pāua from the area.
Seven species of attached kelp, and the commercial and recreational use of set-nets will also be prohibited within the taiāpure.
The East Otago Taiāpure is situated north of Dunedin extending from Waikouaiti Bay south to Potato Point.
Last updated on the 28th November 2019