Fisheries Infosite

Maui's and Hector's dolphins regulations




West Coast North Island - Set Net Prohibition

Set netting is prohibited between Maunganui Bluff north of Kaipara Harbour and Pariokariwa Point north of New Plymouth – offshore to seven nautical miles.

Set netting is prohibited at the entrance of the Kaipara, Manukau and Raglan Harbours as well as at the Waikato River entrance.

West Coast North Island Map.  

This map is intended to be used as a guide only, in conjunction with other data sources and methods, and should only be used for the purpose for which it was developed. Although the information on this map has been prepared with care and in good faith, no guarantee is given that the information is complete, accurate or up-to-date. All coordinates are provided in WGS84 decimal minutes.

Unless specified, the prohibition does not apply to rivers and harbours – subject to any other fisheries restrictions, you can use set nets in these areas inside a straight line joining the natural entrance points of the waterway. The regulations define these points in some cases because they are not always clear.

This information is only a guide to new set net prohibitions in the Auckland and Kermadec Fishery Management Area and the Central Fishery Management Area. There are other set net prohibitions and restrictions in the Auckland and Kermadec Fishery Management Area and the Central Fishery Management Area that are not to protect Maui’s dolphins. You must check for set net prohibitions and restrictions in the area where you plan to fish – before you go fishing. Check the Recreational section or call your nearest Ministry of Fisheries office. You can also purchase fisheries regulations at most bookshops.


Taranaki Set Net Area



See Also

West Coast North Island Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 115kb)
West Coast North Island Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 227kb)

Maunganui Bluff and Kaipara Harbour Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg  86kb)
Maunganui Bluff and Kaipara Harbour Map - High Resolution (Jpeg  157kb)

Manukau Harbour and Waikato River Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 100kb)
Manukau Harbour and Waikato River Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 183kb)

Raglan Harbour Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 68kb)
Raglan Harbour Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 119kb)

Aotea and Kawhia Harbours Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 71kb)
Aotea and Kawhia Harbours Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 129kb)

Tirua Point Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 54kb)
Tirua Point Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 112kb)

Mokau River Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 58kb)
Mokau River Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 119kb)

Tongaporutu River Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 71kb)
Tongaporutu River Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 125kb)

Pariokariwa Point and Tongaporutu River Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 75kb)
Pariokariwa Point and Tongaporutu River Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 137kb)

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Pdf icon.  West Coast North Island maps - Set 1 (PDF 966kb)

Pdf icon.  West Coast North Island maps - Set 2 (PDF 801kb)




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