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Articles, Media Releases / 11 September 2017

Political parties united in call for inquiry into fisheries debacle

Labour and the Green Party have both come out in support of an inquiry into the management of New Zealand’s fisheries, leaving National as the only party which has declared itself unwilling to look into the issue in the lead up to the election. ACT, TOP and Mana have not responded to requests for a…

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Articles / 6 September 2017

Marine park concept fading to grey

Weeks before the last election the National Party announced the creation of two marine parks, one in the upper South Island and another in the inner Hauraki Gulf. The announcement was enough to sway swinging voters to vote National on the promise of improved recreational fishing in these areas. As another election looms the parks…

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Articles, Inquiry, Media Releases, Policies / 4 September 2017

Calls for Commission of Inquiry into fisheries mismanagement grow

Four political parties have joined LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council’s call for an inquiry into the state of New Zealand’s fisheries management practices. New Zealand First, the Māori Party, United Future and the New Zealand Outdoors Party have all agreed New Zealand’s fisheries management needs an overhaul and cannot continue the way…

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Articles / 26 August 2017

Crayfish hanging on by a leg

There has been a mixed reaction since we launched the Crayfish Crisis campaign in July. Commercial fishers argue there are abundant crayfish between Pakiri and East Cape of the North Island, and we are creating an issue in CRA2 where none exists. The Ministry for Primary Industries consider the CRA2 stock is well above sustainable…

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Articles / 21 August 2017

Kaitiakitanga means guardianship

Kaitiakitanga means guardianship or management and traditionally it’s applied to conservation efforts. It’s a matter dear to the hearts of the recreational fishing sector as well. We of all people get to see when there’s abundance and plenty for all, and when there’s a desert, a dearth of life in our oceans. No longer is…

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