set net code of practice
A guide to good netting
Set netting is a commonly used fishing method around the coast of New Zealand. To avoid problems associated with set nets it is important that the nets are used properly. Poor netting practices can cause fish wastage, the bycatch of unwanted fish species, lost or abandoned nets which continue to fish, and, on rare occasions, a catch of seabirds or marine mammals.
These problems can usually be avoided. The catch and bycatch of set nets are determined mainly by the design and construction (particularly the mesh size) of the net, how it is set, and where it is set.
This set net code of practice is intended to complement the existing law by encouraging fishers to fish safely and competently.
See set net brochure here
See new set net regulations for Hector's dolphins