New regulations (12 December, 2019) now prohibit the commercial and recreational take of pāua within the East Otago Taiāpure. These regulations came into place after 12 years of baseline surveys and monitoring, and have the overall aim of rebuilding fish stocks within the taiāpure.

The other new regulations include:

  • prohibit harvesting of attached kelp within the taiāpure
  • prohibit commercial and recreational use of set-nets within the taiāpure
  • require all recreational fishers to hold only whole or gutted fish when fishing within the taiāpure.