Who are we?

LegaSea is the public outreach and fundraising arm of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council.

LegaSea was established in 2012 to help the public understand the issues affecting our marine fisheries and environment and why we need to restore abundance. LegaSea raises funds to help resource the work the Council undertakes to ensure there are enough fish in the water for future generations.

Our 100% commitment

100% of public donations go towards building more abundant fisheries.

All LegaSea’s operating costs are met by commercial partners, sponsors and in-kind private donors. This means we can dedicate all public donations to our core work of advocacy, research and education.

These investments fuel our mission: to build abundant fisheries for both current and future generations of Kiwis.

Our Principles

Latest Updates

Articles / 6 December 2016

How healthy is Gisborne’s crayfish fishery?

In late September the Ministry for Primary Industries asked for public feedback on the health of the crayfish stock in the Gisborne area, officially referred to as CRA3. There are mixed views on the stock status. Commercial interests, the Ministry, and scientists all advocate the fishery is in fine fettle. Meanwhile, for people around Gisborne…

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Articles / 6 December 2016

Public says Ministry need to up their game

A recent survey shows that 83% of New Zealanders feel that the current approach to fisheries management is average to very poor when it comes to limiting catch and rebuilding our fish stocks to a suitable level. LegaSea is surprised by the depth of dissatisfaction amongst the general public to the way our fisheries are…

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Fryday Fryup / 25 November 2016

Fryday FryUp – 25 November

Achilles disaster, preference for public fishing, your support for LegaSea Achilles keeps on turning out to be a disaster Good news! We put cameras on boats to see what industrial fishers get up to. Bad news! We found them doing bad things. Good news! There’s proof positive in the footage so we can prosecute. Bad…

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Articles / 25 November 2016

Giving preference to our fishing

Ever since the news broke that officials had failed to prosecute fishers caught dumping up to 100% of their trawl catch LegaSea has been calling for an independent Commission of Inquiry into the Quota Management System (QMS) and overall fisheries management. We need to get to find out why after 30 years of a neo-liberal…

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Fryday Fryup / 18 November 2016

Fryday FryUp – 18 November

Kaikoura, seabed mining, Christmas is coming. Kaikoura The earthquake has really messed things up for central New Zealand and in particular for boaties and fisher folk heading out to sea. While the tsunami risk has gone for now, it’s never a bad time to make sure your planning is up to scratch. Let someone know…

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