Currently, the daily bag limit for p?tiki within the ?phihi M?taitai Reserve is 30 per person, as set out in the Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2013. Given increasing fishing within the m?taitai area, which includes the lower reaches and lagoons associated with the mouth of the ?pihi River, the Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki have proposed to reduce the daily bag limit within the m?taitai to 10 p?tiki per person.
The proposed bylaw is necessary in order to:
enhance and maintain the p?tiki fishery
ensure access for customary and recreational fishers who have less fishing capacity
ensure the long term future of the fishery.
To make a find out more and make a submission, visit the MPI website: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/consultations/mataitai-bylaws-for-the-opihi-mataitai-near-temuka
06 August 2019