Review of the recreational blue cod fishery closures in Fiordland

The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking stakeholder views on a proposal to reopen the recreational blue cod fishery in Doubtful Sound, and to review the bag limit that applies to the internal waters of Doubtful Sound, and Thompson and Bradshaw Sounds.

What’s being proposed?

MPI is consulting on the future management of the recreational blue cod fishery in Doubtful, Thompson, and Bradshaw Sounds, and asks for stakeholder feedback on the following three options:

Community management of Fiordland's Marine Environment

The Guardians' Vision

That the quality of Fiordland's Marine Environment and Fisheries, including the wider fishery experience, be maintained or improved for future generations to use and enjoy.

Welcome to the Fiordland Marine Guardians

Beneath Fiordland's reflections lies a unique marine environment. This environment offers remarkable opportunities for diving, fishing and exploring.