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Articles / 4 April 2014

Snapper talks shaping up

Snapper lovers will be pleased to know the planned strategy group discussions are underway, with all sectors getting a say in how they want to have the northern fishery managed in the future. Our objectives have been shaped around the many thousands of submissions made during last year’s SOS – Save Our Snapper campaign. LegaSea…

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Articles / 28 March 2014

Unfair snapper rules take effect

Recreational fishing advocacy group LegaSea is calling on amateur fishers to comply with the new snapper bag and size limits that will come into effect on April Fool’s day, even though many believe they are unfair. From April 1st the individual snapper daily bag limit will be seven, down from nine each. The minimum legal…

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Articles / 20 March 2014

Minister keeps crayfish at all-time lows

For young and old crayfish are a taonga, a treasure, so recent Ministerial decisions to keep some stocks at all-time lows to meet export orders is abysmal. Nathan Guy announced his decisions for the future management of crayfish on March 20th and these will apply from April 1st. Crayfish can retail up to $150 per…

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Articles / 10 March 2014

Crayfish and snapper update

In last months column we talked about changes to crayfish coming our way. In early December 13 the Ministry for Primary Industries advised us of potential management changes in CRA2 (Bay of Plenty and Hauraki Gulf) and CRA9 (West Coast). Consultation documents were due out before Christmas. Quota increases were likely to be proposed in…

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Articles / 3 March 2014

Snapper debate just the beginning

This is the time of year that many fishers dream of, warm water, fish on the bite and competitions galore. Whatever you fishing fancy, there is an event that caters to your taste. A really pleasing aspect is the number of events that are donating the proceeds to LegaSea. Every cent counts and is spent…

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