Proposed Sustainability Measures within PPI 1A at Mair Bank and Marsden Bank (Whangarei)

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Contact: Fisheries Management - Inshore Fisheries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback from tangata whenua and stakeholders on proposed sustainability measures to address the decline of pipi populations at Mair Bank and Marsden Bank located at the entrance to the Whangarei Harbour (PPI 1A).

MPI is proposing three options for sustainability measures on harvesting pipi from Mair Bank and Marsden Bank: 

Option 1 (status quo)

Mair Bank: Fishery is open for customary, recreational and commercial harvest

  • Includes a daily bag limit of 150 pipi for recreational fishers (per person per day)

Marsden Bank: Fishery is temporarily closed under section 186A of the Fisheries Act 1996 to recreational and commercial harvest (ends 16 February 2015) supported by a customary rahui. 

Option 2 (Mair Bank closure, Marsden Bank status quo)

Mair Bank:  Pipi fishery is closed to recreational and commercial harvest under section 11 of the Fisheries Act 1996, supported by a customary rahui.

Marsden Bank: Fishery is temporarily closed under section 186A of the Fisheries Act 1996 to recreational and commercial harvest (ends 16 February 2015), supported by a customary rahui. 

Option 3: (Mair Bank and Marsden Bank closed using a consistent approach, MPI preferred option)

Mair Bank and Marsden Bank:  Pipi fishery is closed to recreational and commercial harvest under section 11 of the Fisheries Act 1996, supported by a customary rahui.

Submissions

MPI welcomes written submissions from tangata whenua and stakeholders on the proposals contained in the consultation documents.
 
All written submissions must be received by MPI no later than 5pm on Tuesday 1st July 2014.

Written submissions should be sent directly to:

Email
FMSubmissions@mpi.govt.nz

Post
Shellfish Submissions
Fisheries Management - Inshore Fisheries
Ministry for Primary Industries
P O Box 2526
Wellington 6140 

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