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Maui's and Hector's dolphins regulations


West Coast South Island - Set Net Prohibition

From Farewell Spit Lighthouse in the north to Awarua Point north of Fiordland:

  • Recreational set netting is prohibited offshore to two nautical miles
  • Commercial set netting is prohibited offshore to two nautical miles between 1 December and 28 February
West Coast South 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.

Farewell Spit Map. Whanganui Inlet Map. Little Wanganui and Mokohinui Rivers Map. Buller River and Orowaiti Lagoon Map. Waitakere (Nile) River Map. Grey River Map. Hokitika River Map. Kakapotahi River Map. Awarua Point Map. Unless specified, the new prohibition does not apply to rivers, estuaries, lagoons and inlets – 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 the new set net prohibition on the west coast. There are other set net prohibitions and restrictions in the Challenger Fishery Management Area, including a new prohibition to protect Hector’s dolphins on the east coast of the South Island. 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.
Farewell Spit and Whanganui Inlet map. Little Wanganui and Mokohinui Rivers map. Buller River and Orowaiti Lagoon map. Waitakere (Nile) River map. Grey River map. Hokitika River map. Kakapotahi River map. Awarua Point map.




See Also

West Coast South Island Map - Low resolution (Jpeg 128kb)
West Coast South Island Map - High resolution (Jpeg 239kb)

Farewell Spit and Whanganui Inlet Map - Low Resolution
(Jpeg 60kb)
Farewell Spit and Whanganui Inlet Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 160kb)

Little Wanganui and Mokohinui Rivers Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 75kb)
Little Wanganui and Mokohinui Rivers Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 165kb)

Buller River and Orowaiti Lagoon Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 69kb)
Buller River and Orowaiti Lagoon Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 178kb)

Waitakere (Nile) River Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 67kb)
Waitakere (Nile) River Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 118kb)

Grey River Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 64kb)
Grey River Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 132kb)

Hokitika River Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 70kb)
Hokitika River Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 123kb)

Kakapotahi River Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 66kb)
Kakapotahi River Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 141kb)

Awarua Point Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 55kb)
Awarua Point Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 121kb)

Please save Jpeg maps before printing

Pdf icon.  West Coast South Island Maps - Set1 (PDF 924kb)

Pdf icon.  West Coast South Island Maps - Set 2 (PDF 761kb)



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