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Community engagement on the CRA3 (Gisborne) rock lobster fishery

Your views sought

Some recreational fishers are concerned that the male winter commercial size limit is affecting the availability of legal-sized rock lobsters over summer.

The concerns relate to a portion of the CRA3 fishery in waters close to Gisborne City (within statistical area 910).

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wants your feedback on how the CRA3 rock lobster fishery is performing.

Your feedback, along with science and compliance information, will be used to see if any changes are needed to the current fishing rules.

QMA3 Spiny Rock Lobster map
Map of CRA3 rock lobster fishery

Download an A4 map of the CRA3 rock lobster fishery [PDF, 134 KB]

How to give feedback

MPI wants to work with the community to find the best outcomes for the CRA3 rock lobster fishery.

There are 2 ways that you can get involved. You can:

  • attend the information drop-in session in Gisborne
  • look at the information posters and email your feedback by 5pm on 21 October 2016 to

Public information drop-in session – Gisborne

Date: Wednesday 5 October 2016
Drop-in anytime between 4.30pm and 7.30pm
Venue: Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Road, Gisborne

Information posters

Download A4 information posters about the CRA3 fishery [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Feedback received is public information

Note that feedback you provide is public information. Your feedback may be the subject of requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA specifies that information is to be made available to requesters unless there are sufficient grounds for withholding it, as set out in the OIA.

You may wish to indicate grounds for withholding specific information contained in your feedback, such as information being commercially sensitive or personal information to be withheld. MPI will take such indications into account when determining whether or not to release the information. Any decision to withhold information requested under the OIA is reviewable by the Ombudsman.