10 Nov 2008

Kaipara scallop season closed again

7:32 am on 10 November 2008

There will be a further temporary closure to the scallop fishery in the Kaipara Harbour.

It will the third closure since 2005 and will run for a year from 28 November.

Fisheries minister Jim Anderton says the scallops have not sufficiently recovered following the last closure.

He says long-term decisions will have to be made.