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    Maitai Bay Rahui

    A Rahui will be put in place from 20/12/17-1/3/20, this will be a complete no take zone.

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    How Come?

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    Choice! Good to see cheers

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    what about bringing divers in to collect the kina as a way of helping regenerate the habitat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    what about bringing divers in to collect the kina as a way of helping regenerate the habitat?
    I was thinking the same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    what about bringing divers in to collect the kina as a way of helping regenerate the habitat?
    The marine biologists who are helping the Iwi with the Rahui have said its better to allow tha natural process to happen. Allow fish numbers to rebuild and they will take care of the Kina etc

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    only problem with that that I can see is the kina will be breeding as well as stripping the seafloor taking longer for the fish and crayfish to get them under control.if there is sufficient fish in the area that are of a good size to make a dent in the population now I would think it would be a better option to have an upper size limit on snapper and crayfish with a reduced catch limit while having a higher number limit or no limit on kina for the same amount of time.its like overgrazing a paddock it wont come back in a reasonable time frame if stock are not removed and its the crap stuff that gets a head start meaning longer that it is out of production.i would think that removing 60% or more of the kina would slow destruction and still leave a good food source for fish and bring things back into a better balance.as we remove seafood for our own consumption we should also remove predators to keep the balance like starfish ,kina and octopus the last 2 also being a food source for some but without being controlled are in effect doubling up the removal of preferred species.

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    Good news. I thought I read somewhere that the taking of kina was to be allowed. Problem is that anyone "poaching" will just claim to be kina diving. If they're smart, they'll leave their spear guns and cray nooses at home. Having said that, it is Northland!
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    You could say do a weekend cull, get all interested parties free divers / tankers ..together on a weekend when Kina are fat and worth harvesting and do a comp / cull! Offer spot prizes etc!

    That or just call it a cull, find out how turn them into burley and set to harvesting as many as possible in a organised and determined way. Target an area at a time say one day a month and slaughter them.

    That said weed beds are fickle things, I have dived the Glendunne for the last three years ( the reserve 100 meters north) has being in place for 10 yrs + and the weed beds have being patchy for the previous three...this year it is completely differnt with a thick bed along the whole coast , still a narrow corridor but a complete bed from the reserve to the radio mast possibly 3.5 of coast!
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    She'll be right, I'll send my brother up. That fucker can eat more Kina roe than two rugby teams of divers could pull out of the sea. On a dive trip to the Barrier several years ago he almost got biffed off of the charter boat as while all the rest of us were bringing back crays and fish, he brought back sacks of Kina and then sat up on deck at the bow eating them and making a hell of a mess.
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    ha ha that's me, my first and last dives over summer are Kina dives
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyBoosh View Post
    Good news. I thought I read somewhere that the taking of kina was to be allowed. Problem is that anyone "poaching" will just claim to be kina diving. If they're smart, they'll leave their spear guns and cray nooses at home. Having said that, it is Northland!
    Its a complete no take zone
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    It's a relatively small area, plenty of other places to fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    It's a relatively small area, plenty of other places to fish.
    Try the sea! I hear the fish hang out in it.
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