Crayfish Crisis : Take Action
Our Crayfish Stocks are in Crisis
Currently, the crayfish stock from Pakiri through the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty to East Cape (CRA 2) is at an all-time low and urgent action is required to restore abundance.
A review of crayfish management is happening now, and you can make a difference. Please, we need you to TAKE ACTION.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on several options for the future management of CRA 2.
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council and LegaSea will submit in response to the Ministry’s proposals by their deadline of February 9th. Yes, we agree that’s not much time to respond but it’s how MPI do their business.
We want your feedback, because you, your family and friends are the people most affected by this crayfish crisis. Last year 78% of survey respondents told us the size and availability of crayfish in this northern area was either decimated or close to it.
This year we have put together a short survey, so you can share your experiences with us. Please tell us what you or your friends experience when potting or diving for crays. Any responses received by February 8th will inform our submission to MPI.
Don’t worry if you miss the Ministry’s deadline, your feedback is still important. MPI will be proposing changes to the rules for recreational cray fishers later in 2018 and your feedback now will help inform our submission to that process.
Now is the time for us to TAKE ACTION. Make your voice heard.
We must highlight the failure of the current system and the need for more conservative management of crayfish. It is time for a more precautionary approach because management is not just about how many crayfish we catch, it is caring about the important role all marine species play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
It is time for a more precautionary approach because management is not just about how many crayfish we catch, it is caring about the important role all marine species play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
If we are serious about leaving a legacy of abundance for future generations we must restore crayfish numbers and marine diversity in CRA 2 waters now.
Please, share the resources below with the people you know. Let them know we have a chance to do something meaningful.
Tell your friends and family there is a Crayfish Crisis. Please TAKE ACTION –
- Watch the video
- Complete the short survey
- Donate to support the CrayFish Crisis
- Learn more by reviewing the Crayfish Crisis – Webinar Slides
- Read the joint recreational crayfish submission sent to MPI.
- Find out the main points made in the submission in this easy to read summary.