Who uses the Hauraki Gulf?

Who uses the Hauraki Gulf?

Over a million people use the Gulf for recreation, with more than 220,000 fishers, making it the most popular recreational fishing location in the country. Forecasts indicate that by 2030 more than 2.8 million people will be living within 80km of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

What does Hauraki mean in Māori?

north wind
The name Hauraki comes from the Maori for “north wind.”

What is the problem in the Hauraki Gulf?

Overfishing has caused fish stocks to decline, bottom trawling is destroying the seabed, and vulnerable wildlife such as sea birds and dolphins are under threat. The Hauraki Gulf has been polluted with sewage, contaminants, and sediment from the land, and climate change is impacting ecosystems.

Can you swim at Hauraki Gulf?

Visitors can also enjoy swimming, kayaking and walking on the beach.

Why is the Hauraki Gulf special?

The warm and sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf have been home to humans for up to a thousand years, providing a fertile fishing ground for early Māori and today forming the backdrop to New Zealand’s biggest city.

What does the word Hauraki mean?

Hauraki is Māori for north wind.

Where is the Hauraki Gulf?

North Island of New Zealand
The Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana is a coastal feature of the North Island of New Zealand. It has an area of 4000 km2, and lies between, in anticlockwise order, the Auckland Region, the Hauraki Plains, the Coromandel Peninsula, and Great Barrier Island.

Are there crayfish in the Hauraki Gulf?

Recreational crayfish limits in the Hauraki Gulf have been slashed in half but fishers and scientists alike say it will do little to repair the fishery they say is “functionally extinct”.

Where are the snapper in the Hauraki Gulf?

Bottom end of Waiheke – snapper Lots of areas to target around and in Hooks Bay. This rock also holds kingfish from time to time in summer.

Who owns motutapu Island?

With the Japanese cutting a swathe through the Pacific in the early years of World War 11, Motutapu Island, because of its strategic location, was acquired by the New Zealand Government for defence purposes.

How many islands are in the Hauraki Gulf?

Waiheke IslandRangitoto IslandTiritiri Matangi IslandMotuihe Island / Te Motu‑a‑Ihe…Ponui Island / Chamberli…
Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana/Islands
Hauraki Gulf Marine Park covers an area of more than 1.2 million hectares. There are more than 50 islands within the park, many of which are public conservation lands managed by us.

What area is the Hauraki Gulf?

1,544 mi²Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana / Area

Where are the fish biting in the Hauraki Gulf?

Most anglers fish the deep channel at the bottom end but good snapper can be caught straylining close in to Waiheke, at Gannet, or in by the many mussel farms which dot the bottom end. Kingfish make a regular appearance in this area (and around Ponui) in early spring and stay through summer, providing excellent sport.

How do you catch kingfish in Hauraki Gulf?

The best way to start is slow-trolling livebaits around the shallow regions and schooling kahawai and trevally that are often in the vicinity; or scoping out the numerous drop-offs in 30-40m with the sounder and dropping jigs and livies down. One of our favourite go-to kingfish spots is around this deeper area.

What is special about motutapu Island?

With 178 million years of history, Motutapu is considered one of the earliest places that was inhabited. It has more than 300 Maori pa, kainga (villages), kumara storage pits, former gardens and archeological sites, as well as evidence that settlers witnessed Rangitoto Island erupting 600 years ago.

Is motutapu island a volcano?

Prior to the emergence of the volcano, the island had been extensively occupied by Māori for over 100 years. The eruption, some 700 years ago, destroyed their settlements, but there is circumstantial evidence that some of the residents may have escaped the destruction, presumably by waka (canoe).

What is Hauraki known for?

There’s gold in them thar hills. Mining in the Hauraki district spans three centuries. Gold was discovered in the 1800’s and mined underground in the first half of the 1900’s. Mining in the Karangahake Gorge was closed in 1939 after 57, 000 ounces (1.56 tonnes) of gold had been won.

Where are the fish biting Auckland?

Best Fishing Spots in the greater Auckland area Wharf’s or Jetties are good places to wet a line and meet other fishermen. They often produce a fresh feed of fish and are also great to catch bait fish. As they are often well lit, they also provide a good opportunity for night fishing. There are 6 wharf(s) in this area.