Survey of recreational rock lobster

April 6, 2017

Survey of recreational rock lobster fishers in CRA2 




New Zealand Sport Fishing Council

March 2017


Between January and March 2017 a survey was conducted to measure people’s perceptions of the state of the rock lobster (crayfish) fishery on the northeast coast of the North Island, known in management terms as CRA 2. Over 800 responses were received, with many respondents having dived or fished for crayfish for more than 20 years in the area stretching from Te Arai Point, Northland, to East Cape.

The survey was extended until 12 March 2017 to allow for responses from NZ Underwater Association members.


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