Changes to Recreational fishing rules
Please note that some recent amendments to recreational fishing rules have not yet been included in this section, please
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See Also - Recreational Fishing Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 42KB)
Pukerua Bay Closure
The taking of shellfish, aquatic life, seaweed and the taking of fish except by hand-held lines is...More...
[1 July 2010]Amateur rock lobster holding pot requirements in the Fiordland Marine Area
In September 2009, the Minister of Fisheries approved the separate possession and use of rock...More...
[16 October 2009]Rock Lobster - Hand Operated Lassoes
Recreational fishers can use a hand-operated lasso to harvest rock lobster in all New Zealand...More...
[30 September 2009]Commercial and Recreational Potting for Species other than Rock Lobster
Regulations introduced on 1 June 2009 included changes to the use of pots for recreational and...More...
[11 September 2009]Clarifying changes within the Coromandel Scallop fishery
The Ministry of Fisheries would like to clear up any confusion around the increase in the number of...More...
[16 November 2007]