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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 >>

The time has come for action! Make your submission now!

Saturday, 3 August 2013, 12:50 pm | LegaSea

There is limited time to respond to the draconian measures proposed by the Ministry for Primary Industries. The Minister in charge, Nathan Guy, will make a decision after the 23rd August submission deadline. More >>

SOS – Save our Snapper!

Saturday, 27 July 2013, 12:38 pm | LegaSea

Commercial exploitation of our snapper resources will alienate the public from an important food source if proposed management changes are implemented. A national advocacy group, LegaSea, is challenging the proposals as unfair and is encouraging ... More >>

Snapper on the line

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 1:22 pm | LegaSea

Recreational fishers are shocked at proposals by the Ministry for Primary Industries to slash snapper bag limits while the commercial sector is largely unaffected. More >>


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