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Articles / 27 June 2018

Who will catch Southern Bluefin tuna?

In early May the Minister, Stuart Nash, announced an in-season increase to the Southern Bluefin tuna recreational allowance of 12 tonnes and an increase in the commercial annual catch entitlement (ACE) of 76 tonnes. A fresh decision on changing the Total Allowable Catch will need to be made before October. In the meantime, LegaSea and…

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Articles / 26 June 2018

Boat show success

The recent Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat show in Auckland was our most successful yet and LegaSea is grateful to the organisers and Dave Gibbs in particular for his, and their ongoing generosity. LegaSea simply couldn’t afford to be at the show in such a fulsome manner without their support. If you were one of the…

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Articles, Media Releases / 12 June 2018

Time runs out for QMS

The industry’s unwillingness to take observers on board fishing vessels is just the latest in a long line of examples of commercial fishers operating in bad faith and flouting the laws as if they own New Zealand’s fisheries. Forest and Bird has obtained information under the Official Information Act and say the refusals to take…

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Articles / 30 May 2018

Changes coming to manage your crayfish catch

From April 1st catch limits changed in four crayfish stocks. The joint submission from recreational fishers did not support the proposed commercial catch increases, recommending the Minister retain the status quo. We supported the Minister in reducing commercial catch limits in the Otago and Hauraki Gulf-Bay of Plenty stocks. Decisions on the settings for the Hauraki Gulf…

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Articles / 26 May 2018

No crayfish closure

Stuart Nash, Minister of Fisheries, has decided not to close the crayfish fishery between the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty, known as the CRA 2 region. Instead, annual catch limits for commercial and recreational fishers were reduced as of April 1st. The new Total Allowable Commercial Catch has been reduced from 200 to 80…

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