Proposed review of the CRA2 rock lobster fishery

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Contact: Inshore fisheries management

Have your say

Fisheries New Zealand is consulting on 2 measures proposed by the National Rock Lobster Management Group for recreational fishers in the CRA2 (Hauraki Gulf/Bay of Plenty) rock lobster fishery.

  1. A reduction to the recreational daily bag limit from 6 to 3 spiny rock lobsters to help ensure recreational catch does not exceed the new 34-tonne recreational allowance.
  2. The introduction of recreational telson (tail fan) clipping for spiny rock lobster to assist with minimising illegal take.

These measures follow on from significant reductions to the commercial and recreational catch allowances from 1 April this year to support a rebuild of this very important shared fishery.

We want your feedback on the proposals, which are detailed in the consultation document. The consultation runs from 7 November 2018 to 19 December 2018.

Consultation document

If you can’t open the document or would like printed copies, email

Making your submission

Send us your feedback by 5pm on 19 December 2018. You can use our submission form template, complete an online survey, or email or post us your submission.

If you prefer to post your submission, send it to:

Inshore Fisheries Management
Fisheries New Zealand
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6140.

What to include

Make sure you include in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document (if using email, put the title in the subject line)
  • your name and title, if applicable
  • your organisation's name (if you're submitting on behalf of an organisation or a company).

Submissions are public information

Note, that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have a good reason for withholding it.  That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.

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