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Guidelines For Scallops And Dredge Oysters

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Guidelines For Gathering Scallops And Dredge Oysters

These are free, But we place a Limit of 1 Per Customer Per Order So that we don't get prematurely run out of these.
If you require these in quantity, then please contact your Local MPI Office, and they will help you out.

Scallops & dredge oysters
Gathering shellfish, such as scallops and oysters, is a popular recreational fishing activity for many New Zealanders, particularly during the warmer seasons. Learn more about the specific rules and guidelines you need to follow when gathering shellfish to protect the sustainability of shellfish populations.
Daily catch limit varies by region
The daily catch limits for scallops and oysters vary from region to region. It's important that you check the rules in your area every time you head out fishing. If you eat any shellfish caught during your trip, you must also count them as part your daily catch limit.
Check the fishing rules for catch limits in your region
Legal size limit
The legal size limits for scallops and oysters vary from region to region. Check the rules in your area every time you head out fishing. It's important to stick to the legal size limits as they are set to allow the shellfish to reach maturity and breed before becoming large enough to harvest.
Check the fishing rules for size limits in your region
Use safe and sustainable practices
To stay safe on the water and protect the sustainability of New Zealand scallops and dredge oysters:
dive in pairs
have at least 2 safety people out of the water to be able to respond to emergencies
keep within the size and bag limits
measure and count the shellfish as you collect them
count what you eat as part of your daily catch limit.
Find out more
Diving for Scallops and Dredge Oysters [PDF, 1 MB]
A summary of the rules and methods for gathering scallops and oysters, including daily catch limits and legal size information, measurement instructions, and safe diving methods and guidelines.


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the app gives you all the latest in recreational fishing rules and regulations wherever in New Zealand you are fishing
the App works even when you have no coverage.
It is also handy for fish identification as it has photo's of most species.
If you don't have a QR Scanner on your phone go to: http://www.mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/fishing/fishing-rules/get-fishing-rules/ for download instructions for iPhone or android.

Get the app for your mobile phone
Get fish species information on-the-go with the NZ fishing rules app. The app:
helps you to identify recreational fish species
displays useful information, like the minimum legal size and area bag limits
contains short useful videos, like how to release undersize fish correctly and how to measure and determine the sex of crayfish.

Free text 9889 for specific information
Get size restrictions and bag limits for fish species sent directly to your mobile cell phone.
Free text the name of the fish species (for example, blue cod) to 9889.
We’ll reply with the size restriction information instantly for free.
If you need to know the limit, reply with 'limit' and we'll send you that too.








 

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