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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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Policies / 3 September 2017

Fisheries policy: New Zealand First

LegaSea asked New Zealand First to provide comment on their party’s fisheries policy. New Zealand First provided an overview statement and later updated its fisheries policy. New Zealand First Fisheries Policy has been updated ahead of the election in September, and will be released shortly. [Updated policy is now online here] Our 2014 policy was…

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Policies / 3 September 2017

Fisheries policy: The Maori Party

LegaSea asked the Maori Party to provide comment on their party’s fisheries policy. The Maori Party provided this statement. The Māori Party is committed to ensuring Aotearoa’s natural resources and environment is healthy for everyone. We also support the health and wellbeing of our people and this requires that environmental degradation is addressed. As Māori,…

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Policies / 3 September 2017

Fisheries policy: National

LegaSea asked National to provide comment on their party’s fisheries policy. National has provided this recreational fishing policy. National believes in healthy, sustainable and shared fisheries for all New Zealanders including the recreational, commercial and customary sectors. We support dedicated recreational fishing parks in the Hauraki Gulf and the Marlborough Sounds. Most forms of commercial…

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Policies / 3 September 2017

Fisheries policy: New Zealand Outdoors Party

LegaSea asked the New Zealand Outdoors Party to provide comment on their party’s fisheries policy. The New Zealand Outdoors Party provided this summary.  Marine Fisheries Policy – The Situation Depletion of our inshore fisheries affects both the marine environment and the people who rely on the sea for fishing, for their livelihoods, leisure and sustenance….

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