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2012 Review of Rock Lobster Regulatory Controls

The National Rock Lobster Management Group (NRLMG) proposes that regulatory controls are amended for selected rock lobster stocks.

The NRLMG’s consultation document and a letter informing you of the consultation process are available for download below:  

There are two initial advice papers in the NRLMG’s consultation document that provide initial considerations on proposals to: 

  1. Review Rock Lobster Concession Area Regulations associated with the taking, landing, transport, processing and sale of rock lobsters;
  2. Review Fiordland (Te Moana o Atawhenua) Marine Area Rock Lobster Amateur Regulations.

MPI (on behalf of the NRLMG) welcomes information and comments from tangata whenua, fishery stakeholders and other interested parties on the proposals.

All written submissions must be received by MPI by 5 pm on Thursday, 13 December 2012.

Written submissions should be sent directly to:


Post: Rock Lobster Submissions
Fisheries Management – Inshore Fisheries
Ministry for Primary Industries
P O Box 2526
Wellington 6140

For further information on the rock lobster proposals, please contact Alicia McKinnon at
06 831 0279 or