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LegaSea was launched in 2012 and has now evolved into an efficient team of people passionate about protecting and conserving our precious marine resources.

Our team aims to provide you with up to date news on what's happening in the fisheries management, policy, science and legals realms.

LegaSea provides this public-friendly information so there is broad community understanding of both the changes occurring, and the need to stand up for yourself and for future generations' fishing interests.

LegaSea wants to create positive outcomes to the way fisheries are managed in Aotearoa. We need you to get informed. And then we need you to please get on board and help the team, with money, time or your energy.

 

Why is Matt Watson into LegaSea?

Matt Watson urges everyone to get onboard with LegaSea. He is helping to spread the word.

"We need everyone onboard to protect what we all care so much about".

   

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29 jul 2016. Fryday Fryup - A look back at the week of fishing in the news fryday fryup
28 Jul 2016. Article - Collapsed fisheries need careful management collapsed fisheries need careful management
26 Jul 2016. Article - Time to ban inshore trawling time to ban inshore trawling
22 jul 2016. Fryday Fryup - A look back at the week of fishing in the news fryday fryup
21 Jul 2016. Article - The future of fishing? the future of fishing
15 jul 2016. Fryday Fryup - A look back at the week of fishing in the news fryday fryup
8 jul 2016. Fryday Fryup - A look back at the week of fishing in the news fryday fryup
7 Jul 2016. Article - Bay of Plenty where gurnard are scarce bay of plenty where gurnard are scarce
1 jul 2016. Fryday Fryup - A look back at the week of fishing in the news fryday fryup
27 Jun 2016. NZ Fishing News Update 53 - Compensation threats holding back restoration compensation threats holding back restoration
24 jun 2016. Fryday Fryup - A look back at the week of fishing in the news fryday fryup
23 jun 2016. Article - Sunlight best disinfectant for exposing flaws sunlight best disinfectant for exposing flaws
23 Jun 2016. Article - Not all fishermen are liars not all fishermen are liars
17 jun 2016. Fryday Fryup - A look back at the week of fishing in the news fryday fryup
15 jun 2016. Article - New Zealand's international reputation at stake nz's international reputation at stake
5 June 2016. NZ e-Fisher Update - Aquaculture reclassified as a prohibited activity legasea update nz e fisher
3 Jun 2016. Article - Sequence of failures gives reason for change sequence of failures gives reason for change
28 May 2016. The Adventurer Update - Make a decision about the fishing parks! the adventurer legasea update
24 May 2016. Media release - LegaSea calls for Commission of Inquiry legasea calls for Commission of Inquiry
22 May 2016. NZ Fishing News Update 52 - Potential benefits from abundant fisheries legasea update 52
19 May 2016. Media release - MPI investigation is not enough mpi investigation not enough
16 May 2016. Media release - Urgent action required on illegal fishing operations urgent action required on illegal fishing operations
16 May 2016. NZ Fishing World - Recreational fishing is a billion dollar industry nz fishing world
5 May 2016. NZ Fishing News Update 51 - What fishing's worth, marine protection and latest fisheries decisions legasea update 51
5 May 2016. NZ e-Fisher Update - Recreational fishing is worth billions legasea update nz e fisher
27 Apr 2016. The Adventurer Update - Our fishing is worth billions the adventurer legasea update
21 Apr 2016. Bay Fisher Update 42 - Purse seiners scooping schools of fish and bad blood legasea bayfisher update
1 Apr 2016. Dive New Zealand Update - Motivation for marine protection reforms LegaSea update dive new zealand
28 Mar 2016. NZ Fishing News Update 50 - Recreational fishing is a billion dollar industry legasea update 50
27 Mar 2016. The Adventurer Update - Celebrating Chester's generosity the adventurer legasea update
24 Mar 2016. LegaSea newsletter 35 - Decisions, decisions.... legasea newsletter
16 Mar 2016. NZ Fishing World - An alternative to recreational fishing parks nz fishing world
29 Feb 2016. The Adventurer Update - Marine protected areas nearby the adventurer legasea update
28 Feb 2016. NZ Fishing News Update 49 - Pathway to prosperity from fisheries reforms legasea update 49
20 Feb 2016. NZ Fishing World - Restoring fisheries is hard work nz fishing world
19 Feb 2016. Bay Fisher Update 41 - Killing fewer fish is good for our wellbeing legasea bayfisher update
10 Feb 2016. LegaSea newsletter 34 - Keeping on top of changes to our fisheries legasea newsletter
3 Feb 2016. Dive New Zealand Update - Recreational fishing parks LegaSea update dive new zealand
28 Jan 2016. NZ Fishing News Update 48 - Are recreational fishing parks the answer? legasea update 48
21 Jan 2016. Bay Fisher Update 40 - Generous support for What's Fishing Worth legasea bayfisher update
21 Dec 2015. LegaSea newsletter 33 - Merry Christmas from LegaSea legasea newsletter
21 Dec 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 47 - Coastal zones for public fishing legasea update 47
14 Dec 2015. Bay Fisher Update 39 - What's Fishing Worth campaign update legasea bayfisher update
29 Nov 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 46 - Restoring fisheries requires better information legasea update 46
28 Nov 2015. Bay Fisher Update 38 - Campaign and Hawkes Bay fisheries updates legasea bayfisher update

20 Nov 2015. LegaSea Pinup - Free Fish Heads - get some or give some.

Print this off for your noticeboard, pinboard or cafe wall.

legasea pinup for your noticeboard
29 Oct 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 45 - Free Fish Heads, rebuilding snapper stocks. legasea update 45
28 Oct 2015. Bay Fisher Update 37 - Public quest to find the truth. legasea bayfisher update
21 Oct 2015. LegaSea newsletter 32 - The birds are coming! legasea newsletter
20 Oct 2015. LegaSea Pinup - Print this off for your noticeboard, pinboard or cafe wall. whats fishing worth fundraising campaign
29 Sep 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 44 - What's Fishing Worth update. legasea update 44
28 Sep 2015. Bay Fisher Update 36 - What's fishing worth? legasea bayfisher update
27 Sep 2015. NZ e-Fisher Update - Research does make a difference! legasea update nz e fisher
26 Sep 2015. The Adventurer Update - Researching to find the truth. the adventurer legasea update
20 Sep 2015. LegaSea Pinup - Print this off for your noticeboard, pinboard or cafe wall. whats fishing worth fundraising campaign
29 August 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 43 - What's Fishing Worth? legasea update 43
What's Fishing Worth? - How much is fishing worth to you and your family? whats fishing worth fundraising campaign
29 July 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 42 - Opportunity for Minister to win public support legasea update 42
28 July 2015. Bay Fisher Update 34 - Is this a new era? legasea bayfisher update
27 July 2015. NZ e-Fisher Update - Positive prospects for gamefishing legasea update nz e fisher
26 July 2015. The Adventurer Update - Encouraging prospects for gamefishing the adventurer legasea update
9 July 2015. LegaSea newsletter 31 - Reducing waste is a priority legasea newsletter
29 June 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 41 - Important research into recreational fishing legasea update 41
28 June 2015. Bay Fisher Update 33 - Recreational fishing parks a distraction legasea bayfisher update
27 June 2015. NZ e-Fisher Update - Restoring abundance by reducing waste legasea update nz e fisher
26 June 2015. The Adventurer Update - No sign of marine parks the adventurer legasea update
8 June 2015. LegaSea newsletter 30 - Boat show and giant tuna legasea newsletter
28 May 2015. Media release - Ongoing celebrations for Supreme Court ruling legasea kahawai media release
28 May 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 40 - Snapper, rebuilding ecosystems, blue cod reviews. legasea update 40
26 May 2015. Bay Fisher Update 32 - Opportunity lost in crayfish review bayfisher update 29
25 May 2015. NZ e-Fisher Update - LegaSea Legends recognised legasea update nz e fisher
25 May 2015. The Adventurer Update - Legends at the Auckland Boat Show the adventurer legasea update
6 May 2015. LegaSea newsletter 29 - Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat show legasea newsletter
28 Apr 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 39 - Unprecendented agreement in Marlborough fishery legasea update 37
27 Apr 2015. NZ Fishing World - Dumping fish is unacceptable nz fishing world
26 Apr 2015. Bay Fisher Update 31 - Stop dumping fish! bayfisher update 29
26 Apr 2015. Pacific Powerboat Update - Increasing tuna fishing ignores depletion pacific powerboat magazine
1 Apr 2015. LegaSea newsletter 28 - Speak up for Marlborough Sounds blue cod legasea newsletter 28
30 Mar 2015. Bay Fisher Update 30 - Tuna fishing increases despite depletion bayfisher update 29
28 Mar 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 38 - Crayfish leftovers not good enough. legasea update 37
28 Mar 2015. The Adventurer Update - Increasing effort despite collapsing fishery the adventurer legasea update
26 Mar 2015. NZ e-Fisher Update - Dumping and wastage must stop legasea update nz e fisher
12 Mar 2015. The Adventurer Update - Stop wasting our fish! the adventurer legasea update
12 Mar Jan 2015. The Adventurer Update - Surprising results from recreational catch survey the adventurer legasea update
10 Mar 2015. NZ Fishing World - Exciting reappearance of yellowfin nz fishing world
10 Mar 2015. NZ e-Fisher Update - Are yellowfin on the comeback? legasea update nz e fisher
27 Feb 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 37 - Crayfish becoming exclusive property. legasea update 37
26 Feb 2015. Pacific Powerboat Update - Recreational fishing is not a waste. pacific powerboat magazine
26 Feb 2015. NZ e-Fisher Update - Crayfish management under the spotlight. legasea update nz e fisher
20 Feb 2015. Club Marine Update 1 - Who and what is LegaSea? legasea club marine update
19 Feb 2015. LegaSea newsletter 27 - Fish dumping: Silence is no longer an option.
28 Jan 2015. The Adventurer Update - Valuing recreational fishing. the adventurer legasea update
26 Jan 2015. NZ e-Fisher Update - Avoiding waste while fishing. legasea update nz e fisher
25 Jan 2015. NZ Fishing News Update 36 - Surprises in new recreational harvest survey legasea update 36
21 Jan 2015. Bay Fisher Update 29 - Fishing smarter to avoid waste. bayfisher update 29
20 Jan 2015. NZ Fishing World - Recreational fishing is not a waste. nz fishing world
4 Jan 2015. Pacific Powerboat Update - Snapper FAQ summary. pacific powerboat magazine
28 Dec 2014. NZ Fishing News Update 35 - Gut hooked fish are a dying waste. legasea update 35
28 Dec 2014. The Adventurer Update 2 - Frequently asked questions about fisheries. the adventurer legasea update
20 Dec 2014. Bay Fisher Update 28 - Two reasons to celebrate LegaSea support. bayfisher update 28
20 Dec NZ Fishing World - 5 Principles to rebuild our fisheries. nz fishing world
16 Dec 2014. NZ e-Fisher Update - Recreational fishing not part of the quota system. legasea update nz e fisher
15 Dec 2014. LegaSea newsletter 26 - Respecting our fish and building communities. legasea newsletter 26
3 Dec 2014. The Adventurer Update 1 - Principles and standing up for our future fishing the adventurer legasea update
27 Nov 2014. Bay Fisher Update 27 - Strategies to rebuild local fisheries bayfisher update 27
24 Nov NZ Fishing World - Brighter prospects for marine ecosystems nz fishing world
20 Nov 2014. NZ Fishing News Update 34 - A boost to rebuild important fisheries and habitats legasea update 34
13 Nov 2014. LegaSea newsletter 25 - LegaSea expands east and west. Latest FAQs. legasea newsletter 25
30 Oct 2014. NZ e-Fisher Update - Advocacy gets solid support legasea update nz e fisher
28 Oct 2014. Bay Fisher Update 26 - Thanks to everyone who supported the latest campaign bayfisher update 26
27 Oct NZ Fishing World - Suprising outcome from Tip the Scales campaign nz fishing world
Oct 2014. NZ Fishing News Update 33 - Differing perspectives on recreational allowances legasea update 33
7 Oct 2014. LegaSea newsletter 22 - Campaign highlights and news bites. LegaSea newsletter October 2014
Sept 2014. NZ Fishing News Update 32 - More fishing opportunities with abundance legasea update 32
30 Sept 2014. NZ e-Fisher Update - Thousands support Tip the Scales legasea update nz e fisher
28 Sept 2014. Bay Fisher Update 25 - Hot topics thrashed at Accord hui bayfisher update 25
August 2014. NZ Fishing News Update 31 - Your opportunity to Tip the Scales legasea update 31
30 Aug 2014. Bluewater Update 1 - Hot topics get thrashing legasea update bluewater magazine
28 Aug 2014. Bay Fisher Update 24 - Make your vote count bayfisher update 24
Sep-Oct NZ Fishing World - Let's Tip the Scales nz fishing world
July 2014. NZ Fishing News Update 30 - Blue moki, Hokianga Accord, snapper, Building LegaSea and let's get political. legasea update 30
28 July 2014. Bay Fisher Update 23 - Snapper update bayfisher update 22
27 July 2014. NZ e-Fisher Update - Let's Tip the Scales legasea update nz e fisher
8 July 2014. LegaSea newsletter 18 - LegaSea is tooling up for another campaign. Get onboard legasea newsletter 18
June 2014. NZ Fishing News Update 29 - News medley, snapper, Building LegaSea, blue cod. legasea update 29
28 June 2014. Bay Fisher Update 22 - Management not just about money bayfisher update 22
July-Aug NZ Fishing World - Working together for marine ecosystems nz fishing world
27 June 2014. NZ e-Fisher Update - Targeting bigger fish and more of them legasea update nz e fisher
May 2014. NZ Fishing News Update 28 - Good to see you at the Boat Show legasea update 28
28 May 2014. Bay Fisher Update 21 - Celebrating fish and people bayfisher update 21
7 May 2014. LegaSea newsletter 16 - Win $30,000 at the Auckland Fishing Classic. legasea newsletter 16
April 2014. NZ Fishing News Update 27 - Craypots - creeping death on our coastline legasea update 27
28 April 2014. Bay Fisher Update 20 - Shameful crayfish management bayfisher update 20
28 April 2014. NZ Fishing World Update - Crayfish plunder continues nz fishing world
TV one interview - Richard Baker discusses LegaSea's concerns about the detrimental effects of the new snapper rules. Concerns include increased mortality of young fish and less fish available to the fishing public in Area 1. richard baker interview new snapper rules
Media release - Unfair snapper rules take effect legasea update 26
Fishing and Outdoors Update - Minister keeps crayfish at all-time lows legasea fishing and outdoors newspaper
NZ Fishing News Update 26 - Scallops and crayfish hot topics legasea update 26
Bay Fisher Update 19 - Snapper talks shaping up bayfisher update 19
NZ Fishing News Update 25 - Snapper debate just the beginning legasea update 25
NZ Fishing World Update March 2014 - Be quick, loud and plentiful nz fishing world
Bay Fisher Update 18 - Crayfish and snapper update bayfisher update 18
LegaSea newsletter 12 - Snapper is still a hot topic legasea newsletter 12
NZ Fishing World Update Feb 2014 - Time for change nz fishing world
Bay Fisher Update February 2014 - Crayfish - anyone smell a rat? bayfisher update feb 2014
NZ Fishing World Update Jan 2014 - We made a difference thanks to you nz fishing world
Bay Fisher Update January 2014 - Reflection on 2013 bayfisher update jan 2014
NZ Fishing News Update 23 - Turning the tide legasea update 23
NZ Fishing World Update Dec 2013 - LegaSea will seize opportunities for change nz fishing world
Bay Fisher Update 16 - Snapper round up bayfisher update 16
NZ Fishing News Update 22 - What's next for snapper? legasea update 22
Bay Fisher Update 15 - Here's to the fishers bayfisher update 15
NZ Fishing News Update 21 - No sign of greedy recreational fishers legasea update 21
NZ Fishing World Update Nov 2013 - Snapper fight is just the beginning nz fishing world
Bay Fisher Update 14 - By now a snapper decision has been made bayfisher update 14
NZ Fishing News Update 20 - People versus profits legasea update 20
NZ Fishing News Update 19 - Nathan Guy - will you Save our Snapper? legasea update 19

Waihi Beach Fishing Tackle Big Day Out - One day only. Fishing tackle car boot sale. 10am to 4pm. Saturday, 16 November 2013. New & used products on show and for sale.

All you anglers empty your garages, bring your used rods, reels or other fishing kit, to sell or trade in this market. Or get along to find a bargain or a treasure, or both!

Big Fish Fishing Club presents - Mark de Lacy aka "The Minstrel". Join the live recording of his new album & support LegaSea. Bucklands Beach Yacht Club. 16 Oct 2013. You just gotta!

minstrel legasea fundraiser
Legendary Bruce Smith marlin seminar - One night only, 10 Oct 2013. Be there!
NZ Fishing World Update Sept-Oct 2013 - Save our Snapper Nathan Guy nz fishing world
Bay Fisher Update 13 - Nathan Guy - it's all on you! bayfisher update 13
Update 18 - Time to fight for our snapper legasea update 18
Bay Fisher Update 12 - Snapper battle in full swing bayfisher update 12
NZ Fishing World Update Jul/Aug 2013 - Marlin saved, now snapper is under review nz fishing world
Bay Fisher Update 11 - Snapper bag limit cuts will make way for commercial fishing bayfisher update 11
LegaSea Newsletter - Help us to help you and our fish
legasea newsletter june 2013
Update 17 - United we protected marlin from the quota system. legasea update 17
Bay Fisher Update 10 - Target species: Snapper. A must read Update! bayfisher update 10

Media release - Marlin NOT for sale.

Regulations protecting striped marlin as a recreational-only fishery are under threat by commercial fishermen who want to keep and sell marlin. Recreational fishing groups are adamant that marlin must remain a non-commercial species. LegaSea wants you to sign the online 'Marlin are not for sale' position statement and make your voice heard.

marlin not for sale

LegaSea Newsletter - You're an absolute champion!

Thank you to all the LegaSea contributors. News & views and where the money has been spent over the past 12 months. And an easy way to renew your contribution for the next year...

legasea newsletter
Editor's word - NZ Fishing World editor admits " LegaSea made me think again". nz fishing world editorial
NZ Fishing World Update May/Jun 2013 - So what's LegaSea all about?
nz fishing world
Bay Fisher Update 9 - Matt Watson calls for a boycott of all Sealord products. bayfisher update 9
Update 15 - Photo of three dumped marlin sparks outrage. legasea update 15
Bay Fisher Update 8 - Even "Nauti Girls" fish responsibly. Bravo! bayfisher update 8
Update 14 - Sealord thinks we're dumb. It's a pretty harsh statement, however...... newsbite 14
Greenpeace - Sealord lonely cheerleader for deadly fishing method. greenpeace sealord tuna
Bay Fisher Update 7 - Fisheries & coastal exploitation detrimental for our kid's interests bayfisher update 7
Update 13 - We love fishing but how much do we care? Let's get real. legasea update 11
Summer report -
Hot topics include Crayfish, Scallops, Free Fish Heads and Snapper, all here......
summer legasea report
Bay Fisher Update 6 - An innovative way to conserve fish bayfisher update 6
Update 12 - Free Fish Heads project needs successful fishermen newsbite 12
Bay Fisher Update 5 - Celebrating founding sponsorship for LegaSea bayfisher update 5
Update 11 - Bay of Plenty LegaSea launch a hit legasea update 11
Bay Fisher Update 4 - Growing support for LegaSea initiatives bayfisher update 4
Update 10 - Growing awareness is positive for LegaSea newsbite 10
Media release - An open invitation to the LegaSea launch event in Tauranga. media release tauranga launch
Spring report -
Hot topics, Advocacy, Research, Education, Nitty gritty & our Feature Sponsor all here.......
spring report
Update 9 - Gearing up for summer & your special event newsbite 9
Bay Fisher Update 3 - Notable response to LegaSea bayfisher update 3
Update 8 - LegaSea springing into action newsbite 8
Bay Fisher Update 2 - LegaSea has broad appeal bayfisher update 2
Update 7 - Have you got what it takes to be a champion? newsbite 7
Bay Fisher Update 1 - Future abundance is in your hands bayfisher update 1

Open letter to NZ - Open letter to all Kiwis from Matt Watson

Matt Watson is backing LegaSea big time. Read this letter & come on board with LegaSea.

matt watson letter to kiwis
Update 6 - LegaSea is constantly morphing newsbite 6
Update 5 - Growing support for LegaSea newsbite 5
Update 4 - LegaSea interest bubbling along newsbite 4
Update 3 - LegaSea Northland launch rocks! newsbite 3
Update 2 - LegaSea Stepping on the gas...... newsbite 2
Update 1 - LegaSea Bringing Back the Bite for all Kiwis newsbite 1

 

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