UPDATE – 5 May 2022
Changes to finfish bag limits
On 5 May 2022, daily bag limit rules for recreationally caught finfish changed.
- All finfish, including those with individual species limits, are now part of the combined daily bag limit (except specified baitfish species and freshwater eels).
- Specified baitfish species are part of a new daily limit of 50 combined per person, per day (additional to the combined daily bag limit for finfish).
- New infringement offences and penalties have been set for southern bluefin tuna in line with what exists for other finfish species.
Minister's decision on temporary closure of Waimārama
From 23 December 2020 to 22 December 2022, there is a ban on collecting blackfoot pāua from the coastline to the north and south of Waimarama. This includes the area around Te Motu o Kura / Bare Island.
This ban supports the rāhui, put in place by Ngāi Hapū o Waimārama. Make sure you are up to date with the rules. To learn more about the changes, see the "Closed areas and special restrictions" section on this web page.