Feedback sought on temporary fishing closures for the Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand

New Zealand
Regulation & Compliances
Innovation & Technology
Published Apr 23, 2024

Tridge summary

Fisheries New Zealand is inviting public input on proposals by iwi groups Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, and Ngāti Tamaterā for temporary closures in parts of the Hauraki Gulf, including Waiheke Island, Umupuia Beach, and the Te Mātā and Waipatukahu coastlines, to protect shellfish species for two years. These proposals, part of the Pou Rāhui Research Project, aim to combine traditional Māori knowledge with scientific research to restore marine species and ensure their sustainability. The closures are intended to reduce fishing pressure on taonga species, with public submissions open until 5pm on 7 June 2024.
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Fisheries New Zealand is inviting feedback on applications from iwi for temporary fishing closures across 3 separate areas within the Hauraki Gulf. The proposed closures cover Waiheke Island, Umupuia Beach near the Duder Regional Park, and the coastline of Te Mātā and Waipatukahu and, if approved, would prohibit the take of some shellfish species from these areas for 2 years, says Emma Taylor, director fisheries management. "We support traditional customary fisheries management such as rāhui and consider a range of views along with the best available science and information. This includes information we receive from tangata whenua and people who have valuable insights about what's going on in their fisheries — it's local knowledge from people who know their fishery well. " The applicants, Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, and Ngāti Tamaterā are members of the Pou Rāhui Research Project, an initiative incorporating mātauranga Māori alongside modern scientific tools to restore ...
Source: Mpi
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