Category: Articles

Articles / 14 November 2017

Sharing is conservation

A pilot scheme involving an Auckland boating club and local marae is drawing widespread acclaim for its conservation gains and the coming together of people from different walks of life. The joint project is underpinned by principles of sharing and caring for our environment and each other, and could easily be replicated in other parts…

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Articles / 28 October 2017

NIWA survey to count fish

Two important surveys are under way to measure harvest by marine recreational fishers. LegaSea encourages you to cooperate with the researchers if they phone you or approach you on the boat ramp. Over the next 12 months NIWA will be measuring and counting fish landed by recreational anglers at popular boat ramps. This large-scale survey…

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Articles / 27 October 2017

LegaSea Annual Report

LegaSea held its Annual General Meeting in mid-September and the presentation of the Annual Report was well received by over 100 attendees. It has been a year of growth and outreach for LegaSea. Outreach It is exciting and encouraging to have Yachting New Zealand and the New Zealand Underwater Association stepping up to support our…

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Articles / 27 October 2017

A grand donation humbles LegaSea

LegaSea was honoured to receive a thousand dollar donation from the Hauraki Gulf Sportfishing Club recently. This is a club of less than a hundred members, all of whom are committed to ensuring a better fishing experience in the future. Club representative Peter Stewart took the opportunity to hand the $1000 cheque over to the…

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Articles, FAQ / 26 October 2017

FAQ – Why do we still fish in spawning season?

A question we hear every year. Spawning success depends on a range of environmental factors ranging from the weather to water temperature or even just the currents. These factors can hugely influence the spawning success. Research indicates a season with warmer waters may increase the survival of these eggs and juvenile snapper by 10-20 times….

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