Pukerua Bay Closure
The taking of shellfish, aquatic life, seaweed and the taking of fish except by hand-held lines is PROHIBITED.
The closed area is from Wairaka Point to a line extending to within a 50 metre radius of the prominent rock north of Wairaka Point, then in a direct line in a Northeast direction to a marked post south of the Fishermans Restaurant on State Highway 1 (Centennial Highway).
The prohibition is put in place as a conservation measure, in response to local Maori and community concerns about the depletion of the fish and aquatic life.
The penalties for breaching this law range from a fine of $5,000 up to $100,000. Seizure & foreiture provisions of the Fisheries Act 1996 will also apply.
This Regulation is supported by:
Central & Local Government
Ministry of Fisheries
Porirua City Council
Pukerua Bay Residents Association
NZ Transport Agency
Download Pukerua Bay Closure Brochure (PDF 613KB)