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Articles / 15 May 2014

Shameful crayfish management

Time has once again been used as a weapon against us, this time to limit our response to outrageous proposals that will keep Bay of Plenty crayfish stocks at all-time low levels. By now the new regime will be in place and our northeastern cray fishery could be another casualty in the race to the…

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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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