Mātaitai Reserves are areas where tangatawhenua manage non-commercial fishing through bylaws. Bylaws apply equally to all individuals. Reserves can only be applied for over traditional fishing grounds which are of special significance to tangatawhenua. Generally, there is no commercial fishing within these reserves.
There are a number of Mātaitai Reserves in the Central Area. For further, detailed information on the location of Mataitai Reserves and how they are administered, please contact your nearest Ministry for Primary Industries office.
Closed Area - Nets
Closed Area - North Island West Coast - Nets
Parininihi Marine Reserve
Tapuae Marine Reserve / Sugar Loaf Island Marine Protected Area
Closed Area - Marine Reserve