Water Safety Council President Brent Fisher said he was unaware of any complaints here, but would be looking into the issue after discovering they had been banned in some areas of New Zealand.
Mermaid tails, a swimming toy for children which makes them look like the mythical creature, have been banned from Auckland Council leisure centres and pools because of safety concerns.
Mermaid tails are an aquatic device that mimics the body of the mythical creature.
The user slips into the fin as if putting on pants. Their legs are bound together within the tail device.
The fins have become increasingly popular around the world with adults and children, and CI News understands they have been used in a number of local resort pools.
The tails – available in different colours and designs – give the illusion of a mermaid swimming in the water with a swimmer’s legs bound inside.
But widely shared YouTube videos from last year show how much of a danger they can be to children.
Many people in New Zealand have supported the new ban, dubbing the mermaid fins dangerous.