Minimum Conservation Reference Size Byelaw
A person must not take, retain on board, tranship, land, transport, store, sell, display or offer for sale from a fishery within the District, any fish or shellfish species specified in the schedules which measure less than the minimum conservation reference size specified in the schedule. Any such fish or shellfish must be returned to the sea immediately.
The Minimum Conservation Reference Sizes listed in the schedules of this Byelaw apply to all fishery participants, both recreational and commercial, and throughout the supply chain.
To view the MCRS byelaw and the MCRS for those species specified in this byelaw, click here, and to view the MCRS Byelaw FAQs, please click here.
Vessels Used in Fishing for Sale
No person may use a vessel (other than an open/undecked vessel navigated by oars) to take fish for the purpose of sale, unless they have registered the vessel with the Committee within the previous 24 months. See more details here.
Vessels Used in Fishing
No person may use a vessel which exceeds 12m in length for fishing. Exceptions apply; view the byelaw here.
Regulation of the use of stake or stop nets in Langstone Harbour
No person shall place any stake, stop and dosh nets in Langstone Harbour at any place which becomes dry at low water - view the full details here.
Fixed Engines Legacy Byelaw
The placing of fixed engines (nets), other than fyke nets, is prohibited from 1st April to 30th September inclusive in a number of areas. View full details of the prohibited areas here.
Sea Fisheries Fixed Engine Prohibition
The placing of fixed engines (nets) is prohibited other than exceptions around Christchurch Harbour. See the full details of this byelaw here.