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Maui's and Hector's dolphins regulations

East Coast South Island - Trawl Restriction

Trawl gear is restricted offshore to two nautical miles between Cape Jackson in the Marlborough Sounds and Slope Point in the Catlins* – only trawl nets with defined low headline heights may be used:

  • the net has been manufactured or modified with the intention of having a net opening with a vertical height of no more than 1 m; and
  • the net is fitted with a device (for example, a spreader bar, rope, or wire) that is no more than 1 m long on the wing-end to constrain the wing-end height to below 1 m; and
  • the net has buoyancy on the headline that does not exceed 60 kg; and
  • the net is not modified in any way or manner that would allow the vertical height of the net opening to exceed 1 metre.

East Coast South Island - Trawl 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.

This information is only a guide to new trawl restriction in the Challenger Fishery Management Area and the South-East (Coast) Fishery Management Area. You must check for other trawl restrictions and prohibitions in the area where you plan to fish – before you go fishing. Fisheries regulations are available at most bookshops.

See Also

East Coast South Island - Trawl Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 118kb)
East Coast South Island - Trawl Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 191kb)

Queen Charlotte Sound Entrance - Trawl restriction Map - Low Resolution (Jpeg 92kb)
Queen Charlotte Sound Entrance - Trawl restriction Map - High Resolution (Jpeg 164kb)

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Adobe PDF.  East Coast South Island - Trawl restriction Maps (PDF 410KB)


* Refer to Regulation 4 of the Fisheries (Challenger Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986 and regulation 5AAA of the Fisheries (South-East Area Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986.

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