New marine protected areas - Bay of Islands and Mimiwhangata

New rules are now in place for marine protection areas in the Bay of Islands and Mimiwhangata.

Please refer to the map below for details:

  • The purple area Maunganui Bay to Opourua (Oke Bay) is a rāhui tapu no fishing area.
  • The orange area Mimiwhangata is a rāhui tapu no fishing area.
  • The light blue area relates only to commercial fishing - bulk harvesting of fish using specific seining and trawling methods is prohibited to a depth of 100 metres (Ngā Au o Morunga Mai Rakaumangamanga Protection Area).
  • These rules do not affect kina harvest daily bag limits or Non-commercial Māori customary fishing rights guaranteed under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, but a permit is required.

Download a high-res map of the boundaries here

Full details here:




no take protected area map 1 latitude longitude 

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