The three-month whitebaiting season has just begun, a period when whitebaiters will be standing at the riversides with their nets.
All recreational vessels on the rivers should remember that they must observe a speed limit of five knots when:
Maritime New Zealand has responsibility for policing behaviour on the rivers in Marlborough.
Activities involving wakeboards, water skis or jet skis are controlled by the rules administered by Maritime New Zealand and this body handles any complaints or concerns.
For complaints relating to activity on the river contact the Maritime NZ office in Picton, Ph: 03 520 3068 or 027 592 9807.
Whitebaiters who want to stay overnight at the Wairau Diversion in a certified self-contained vehicle must first get a permit from the Marlborough District Council.