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NZ public loses faith in the fisheries management

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:35 pm | LegaSea

Far from having a “world leading” fisheries management system, nearly 70% of those surveyed in a new nationwide study believe an independent inquiry into the Quota Management System (QMS) is warranted. Only 5% felt it was not. More >>

LegaSea calls for a Commission of Inquiry into fisheries

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 9:28 am | LegaSea

Leaked documents show the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has been aware of widespread fish dumping for years yet not acted to prosecute the offending commercial fishers. These papers highlight deeply rooted problems with the management of fisheries. ... More >>

MPI needs to be overhauled following damning report

Friday, 16 September 2016, 1:53 pm | LegaSea

The Heron Report into why the Ministry for Primary Industries did not prosecute fish dumping paints a picture of an incompetence. More >>

More evidence that MPI doesn’t prosecute fish dumping

Friday, 26 August 2016, 2:09 pm | LegaSea

An Official Information Act request by Radio New Zealand has revealed that less than one per cent of all fisheries prosecutions are related to fish dumping. More >>

LegaSea welcomes Minister’s decision

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 10:27 am | LegaSea

Nathan Guy’s decision to partially close Southern Scallops to all fishing for a season is a good decision to protect the highly prized scallop fishery at the top of the South Island. Recreational group LegaSea supports a complete ban of scallop ... More >>

LegaSea calls for Commission of Inquiry

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:38 am | LegaSea

The Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Martyn Dunne has announced the appointment of a Queen’s Counsel to conduct an inquiry following revelations that his officials in MPI, decided not to prosecute industrial fishers ... More >>

LegaSea calls for Commission of Inquiry

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 4:21 pm | LegaSea

The Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Martyn Dunne has announced the appointment of a Queen’s Counsel to conduct an inquiry following revelations that his officials in MPI, decided not to prosecute industrial fishers ... More >>

MPI investigation is not enough

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 5:06 pm | LegaSea

Recreational fishers are concerned that the proposed investigation into the dumping, wastage and cover-ups by the Ministry for Primary Industries does not go far enough. Only a full review into the Quota Management System will be sufficient to allay widespread ... More >>

LegaSea calls for release of damning reports

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 10:31 am | LegaSea

LegaSea, the public outreach arm of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council, is calling on the Ministry for Primary Industries to release the reports into Operations Achilles and Hippocamp exposing systemic fish dumping, wastage and cover-ups. More >>

Black Market Seafood Sales Driven by Demand

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 1:57 pm | LegaSea

Illegal sales of seafood on social media is worth thousands of dollars and is particularly difficult to combat according to recent reports. More >>

Review of Fisheries Act has to include recreational fishing

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 10:47 am | LegaSea

Recreational fishing advocacy group LegaSea is pleased to hear the Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announce a major review of the Fisheries Act, but spokesman Scott Macindoe says the government needs to broaden its focus to take into account the ... More >>

Ongoing celebrations for Supreme Court ruling

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 11:50 am | LegaSea

Recreational fishers are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that changed the fisheries management landscape in New Zealand. In a landmark decision in 2009 the Supreme Court confirmed the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, ... More >>

Fisheries policy analysis produces surprising results

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:34 pm | LegaSea

Nine political party policies were analysed to determine which party had the most public friendly fisheries policy and the results surprised LegaSea, an apolitical fisheries lobby group. “For the first time, recreational fishers have been offered ... More >>

Consultation on fishing reserves a National misfire

Monday, 8 September 2014, 2:48 pm | LegaSea

Public fishers are being promised future discussions on recreational only fishing zones if they re-elect National. Consultation will begin in November on proposals for the Hauraki Gulf and Marlborough Sounds. More >>

Top Kiwis backing Tip the Scales campaign

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 4:28 pm | LegaSea

Sir Graham Henry, former All Black Kees Meeuws, singer-song writer Jamie McDell and fishing guru Matt Watson have pledged their support to Tip the Scales, a pre-election campaign generating public support for rebuilding New Zealand’s depleted inshore ... More >>

Unfair snapper rules take effect

Friday, 28 March 2014, 10:17 am | LegaSea

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 ... More >>

Key support for crayfish and scallop abundance

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 3:16 pm | LegaSea

More than 30,000 recreational fishers and environmentalists have joined the campaign asking Nathan Guy to make a favourable decision to enhance depleted crayfish and scallop numbers at www.legasea.co.nz/crayscallop. More >>

Storm brewing around crayfish and scallops

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 5:13 pm | LegaSea

Recreational fishers believe something smells off in recent proposals to manage selected regional fisheries, including crayfish and scallops. New Zealanders are missing out on these seafood delicacies because management favours commercial and export priorities ... More >>

Snapper decision falls short

Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 3:41 pm | LegaSea

Recreational fishing advocacy group LegaSea, say recreational fishers are rightfully angry that their daily bag limits have been cut from nine to seven and the minimum legal size has been increased, from 27 to 30cm, when there is no change to commercial ... More >>

The fight for our fish is far from over

Friday, 23 August 2013, 5:29 pm | LegaSea

Serious accusations have been leveled at the fisheries Minister this week in parliament over the snapper proposals. More >>

 

 

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