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Crayfish Telson clipping

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
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Printed Date: 26 Feb 2024 at 9:56pm


Topic: Crayfish Telson clipping
Posted By: kitno
Subject: Crayfish Telson clipping
Date Posted: 12 Nov 2023 at 9:45pm
Here's a small reminder to clip the centre telson of all recreational caught crayfish. This rule has been in place for 3 years now and needs to be adhered to. Please remember to clip them before returning to the shore to avoid any embarrassing situations.





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Posted By: Tzer
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2023 at 5:44am
Originally posted by kitno kitno wrote:

Here's a small reminder to clip the centre telson of all recreational caught crayfish. This rule has been in place for 3 years now and needs to be adhered to. Please remember to clip them before returning to the shore to avoid any embarrassing situations.





Not all areas require recreational to teson clip. Central area only requires you to clip the telson in the East Coast area that is also part of the CRA2, which is between Cape Runaway and East Cape.


Posted By: kitno
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2023 at 6:22am
Thanks Tzer, yes Cra 2 and Cra 5 require telson clipping.



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Posted By: kitno
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2023 at 7:40am




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Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2023 at 6:43am
So not needed in Whangarei then? 

I did a couple just in case and the crays responded so must be painful or at least they feel it. 


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Posted By: Slug slicer
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2023 at 9:10am
It kills them eventually.


Posted By: Tzer
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2023 at 1:42pm
Originally posted by Reel Deal Reel Deal wrote:

So not needed in Whangarei then? 

I did a couple just in case and the crays responded so must be painful or at least they feel it. 


No only between Te Arai Point (Auckland to Cape Runaway, Cape Runaway to East Cape lighthouse bothe are in area CRA2)

Some other areas also require you to telson clip so best to check each region you fish in.


Posted By: Tzer
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2023 at 1:45pm
Originally posted by Slug slicer Slug slicer wrote:

It kills them eventually.


So does drowing them before cooking. 
Telson clipping is just to identify recreational caught crayfish from commercially caught ones, this has been brought due to black market selling of crays



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