Kūtai - Mussel bed closure Te Puna Mataitai

Fisheries New Zealand Maori Crest White textThe Minister of Fisheries has approved a bylaw that prohibits the take or possession of three types of mussel: green lipped, black, and blue mussels from within the Te Puna Mātaitai area - effective 23rd March 2020 for three years.

This decision follows consultation after tangata tiaki/kaitiaki saw a decline in mussel populations in the last few years. This new bylaw aims to help restore the mussel beds and ensure the sustainability of the sacred kūtai population.

Download the Te Puna mātaitai boundaries here

Download the gazetted bylaw here

 

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