Giving tipa / scallops the best chance to recover

Scallop Shell
Scallop Shell. Photo: Bernard Spragg, Flickr CC

Here’s our submission to Fisheries NZ on recommended options for the SCA1 (Northland) and SCA CS (Hauraki Gulf & Coromandel). We request nothing short of a full closure.

The table below from Fisheries NZ shows the extent of the collapse of the scallop fishery under the current ‘management’ approach.