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Kūtai - Mussel bed closure in the Bay of Islands

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 Te Puna Mātaitai was closed to ALL havesting of green-lipped, blue and black mussels on 23 March 2020

This decision follows a consultation last year after tangata tiaki/kaitiaki saw a decline in mussel populations in the last few years.

This new bylaw aims to help restore the mussel beds and ensure the sustainability of the sacred kūtai population.

More details on the Fisheries NZ website here

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