Mimiwhangata Marine Park Regulations
IntroductionRule changes are now in place for the marine protection area in Mimiwhangata. Marine life can no longer be taken from this area.
The Marine Park extends 1000 m offshore between Paparahi Point and Te Ruatahi Island and extends beyond Rimariki Island.
Full detail of the boundary and rules applying at Mimiwhangata Marine Park can be found in the Fisheries (Amateur Fishing) Regulations 2013, section 69 and schedule 14.
Rule changes are now in place for the marine protection area in Mimiwhangata. This means you can no longer take marine life from this area.
The rules have been introduced to protect the significant ecological values of this area which has been severely impacted by fishing.
These rules do not affect kina harvest daily bag limits, or non-commercial Māori customary fishing rights guaranteed under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, but a permit is required.
See Northland Regional Council's Marine Protections Areas web page for area maps and more information.