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Proposal to close an area to pāua fishing within the Akaroa Taiāpure

Have your say

The Akaroa Taiāpure Management Committee have recommended closing an area in front of the Onuku Kaik within the Akaroa Taiāpure (Akaroa Harbour) to pāua fishing. The Management Committee is concerned that increasing fishing pressure has depleted the stocks. A survey by Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai supports this concern.

Fisheries New Zealand would like your feedback on the proposal. Consultation opens on 8 March 2021 and closes at 5pm on 16 April 2021.

Consultation documents

Proposal to close an area to pāua fishing within the Akaroa Taiāpure – discussion document [PDF, 906 KB]

Proposed Akaroa Taiāpure closure map [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Making your submission

Send us your feedback by 5pm on 16 April 2021.

Email your submission to

While we prefer email, you can post your submission to:

Inshore Fisheries Management
Fisheries New Zealand
PO Box 2526
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

What to include

Make sure you tell us in your submission:

  • the title of the consultation document
  • your name and title
  • your organisation's name (if you are submitting on behalf of an organisation, and whether your submission represents the whole organisation or a section of it)
  • your contact details (such as phone number, address, and email).

Submissions are public information

Note that any submission you make becomes public information. People can ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we have to make submissions available unless we have a good reason for withholding it.  That is explained in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

Tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submission. Reasons might include that it's commercially sensitive or it's personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold information can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may tell us to release it.