18 Mar 2024

Investigation into paua and kina poaching in Coromandel

From Checkpoint, 5:26 pm on 18 March 2024

A investigation is underway into alleged paua and kina poaching on the Coromandel Peninsula.

MPI said calls to the fisheries poacher hotline last Tuesday night saw 3 people caught in Pauanui.

It's alleged they took at least 60 undersize paua from the south end of the beach.

Fisheries New Zealand Director of Fisheries Compliance, Steve Ham speaks to Lisa Owen.