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What does Fish Forever do?

We promote and support marine protection initiatives within, near and beyond New Zealand's Bay of Islands.
We meet the last Thursday of every month in Paihia and welcome new members.
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Want to snorkel with lots of fish?

A big shout out to Ngati Kuta and Patukeha hapu who placed a rahui on Maunganui Bay / Deep Water Cove in 2010 to replenish fish stocks. No one can fish there. The results are fantastic.


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Fishing in Maunganui Bay (Deep Water Cove) is against the law!

rahui location aerialUpdate 11th October 2018: The rahui has been extended for a further two years until 13th October 2020!

Fishing (except for gathering kina) within Maunganui Bay / Deep Water Cove is against the law. This area has been closed since 2010.

It is closed under section 186A of the Fisheries Act 1996 until 13th October 2020. You can not take any species of fish, aquatic life, or seaweed, except for kina.

Fines up to a maximum of $100,000 apply for breaching the regulations.






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Read about other customary fisheries management areas in the Bay of Islands here


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Annual Membership Rates:
Student/concession - $15.00
Affiliate (please name organistation) - $15.00
Individual - $25.00
Family - $35.00

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