9th June 2021 MPI / Shellfish
The Ministry for Primary Industries will present the results of its oyster testing for the Bonamia ostreae parasite in the Foveaux Strait.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on a proposal to reopen the Kaikōura Marine Area to pāua fishing later this year.
As seafood lovers head to sold-out Bluff Oyster and Food Festival, MPI widens testing for parasite found in the region.
The gathering shellfish is no longer permitted at east Auckland’s Cockle Bay/Tuwakamana beach.
There will be no scallops at this year’s Whitianga Scallop Festival due to a rahui on the collection of the shellfish.
A Lower Hutt man and a Napier man have each received three-year fishing bans.
Ngāti Hei Trust has asked the government to close parts of the eastern Coromandel coast for two years.
The money will help clean up the oyster beds and rebuild the farm.