kermadec-fisheries-areaThe Auckland and Kermadec Fishery Management Area, or Auckland and Kermadec region, includes Northland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.

Specific regional rules apply to all fishers out in this area. A summary of the fishing rules and regulations is available through the Auckland and Kermadec brochure.

You can download a copy of the brochure here, or visit the Ministry’s website for more information.

  • These catch laws are subject to change at any time and without prior notice.
  • There are heavy penalties for breaching these laws.

Information current at the time of publication, May 02 2014. Please check the Ministry’s website to ensure you have the latest copy of these catch rules.

Astrolabe Reef


Visit Astrolabe Reef

After 4.5 years since the grounding of the Rena, Astrolabe Reef is now open to the public.Join our club trip on [insert date]. Register with [Insert name]: [insert phone and email]. Learn more about safe and responsible boating and diving at Astrolabe Reef at