Pigeon Valley Fire Update 68 0800 Friday 22 February 2019
Wakefield prepare to evacuate notice lifted Civil Defence Group Controller Roger Ball has lifted the conditional re-entry status for Wakefield. The decision was possible because of the work that had been done in fighting the fire and means people living and working in Wakefield are no longer subjec...

Boating and fishing

Tasman District is a boating paradise, but there are some rules to abide by and a need to consider safety.

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Tasman District’s Navigation Safety Bylaw controls all inland waterways and coastal waters up to 12 nautical miles (22.2 kilometres) offshore within Tasman District.

When you ski, sail, motor, jetski, row or paddle any boat in the Tasman District, you are subject to the rules in the bylaw.

More information

Guide to Boating and Water Sports in Tasman District (pdf, 2.2 MB)

View Chart 614 - Tasman Bay LINZ website(external link)

Habourmaster contacts

Find out about recreational fishing, off-limit areas and fishing from wharves and boat ramps.

A number of areas of water around Tasman and Golden Bay are set aside for marine farming.

Marine reserves are areas which are managed to preserve their natural state.

Find out more about getting or renewing a commercial vessel licence.