Shellfish gathering has been banned at an Auckland beach to help shellfish beds recover, Newshub reports. Cockle Bay/Tūwakamana’s new rules cover the diminishing population of species such as cockles, green-lipped mussels, oysters, crabs, limpets, starfish, periwinkles, whelks, barnacles, and snails. The ban will be reviewed in three years. Suspicious fishing activity should be reported to the 0800 4 POACHER (0800 47 62 24) hotline.