Bylaws for the Rāpaki Mātaitai
Have your say
The Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki of the Rāpaki Mātaitai are proposing a package of bylaws to improve fisheries within the mātaitai. This includes changes to the daily bag limits for a number of fish, shell fish and seaweed species within the mātaitai reserve boundaries.
Proposed Mātaitai Bylaws for the Rāpaki Mātaitai Reserve [PDF, 597 KB]
What's being proposed?
There are existing bylaws for the Rāpaki Mātaitai which are being updated and revised. The existing bylaws can be found at the New Zealand Gazette
Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiakai for the Rāpaki Mātaitai have proposed bylaws that would ensure sustainability and enhance stocks.
- setting reduced recreational daily limits for a number of local fish and shellfish species,
- prohibit taking shellfish other than other than tuaki (cockles), pipi, kutai (mussels), pāpaka (crabs) or tio (oysters).
- prohibit taking seaweed except karengo and wakame (Undaria).
Making your submission
You can make submissions about the proposed bylaws by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Put “Rāpaki Mātaitai bylaws proposal” in the subject line of your email.
While we prefer email, you can also post your written submission to:
Manager Inshore Fisheries
Fisheries New Zealand
Private Bag 1926
Make sure you tell us in your submission:
- the title of the consultation document
- your name and title
- your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
- your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).
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