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Public Vote With Their Conscience – And Their Stomachs

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 4:46 pm | LegaSea

With an election looming, a new survey has found conservative ocean fishing policies will be a top priority for many people casting their votes in the October general election. The nationwide survey by Horizon Research, found 68% of Kiwis believe conservative ... More >>

Communities And Fishers Welcome Emergency Scallop Closure

Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 10:22 am | LegaSea

Communities and fishers have welcomed Minister David Parker’s decision to use emergency powers to close the last two commercial scallop beds in New Zealand, in the Hauraki Gulf. The other scallop beds around Northland, Auckland and the Bay of ... More >>

Amendment Bill Retains Environmental Protections

Tuesday, 25 October 2022, 7:07 pm | LegaSea

The Fisheries Amendment Bill passed into law today is welcome news to Kiwi fishers and environmental groups who are committed to restored abundance of our fisheries. “Oceans and Fisheries Minister David Parker is to be thanked for passing legislation ... More >>

Change To Fisheries Amendment Bill A Win For The Environment

Thursday, 29 September 2022, 12:01 pm | LegaSea

The Government’s decision to drop controversial changes to fisheries legislation is welcome news to fishing and environmental groups concerned about threats to fish sustainability. Oceans and Fisheries Minister David Parker has announced he will ... More >>

Fisheries Amendment Bill Full Of Hidden Fish Hooks

Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 6:13 pm | LegaSea

Proposed changes to the laws governing fisheries will remove the current protections for fish sustainability and affect fishing rights for more than 600,000 fishers. Currently, the Minister of Oceans and Fisheries has a statutory duty to manage fish ... More >>

Thousands Protest Against Proposed Fisheries Legislation

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 8:53 am | LegaSea

More than 5,500 people felt so aggrieved by the controversial parts of the Fisheries Amendment Bill, they wrote unique submissions opposing it. The bill has massive implications for fisheries sustainability in New Zealand The new legislation would force through ... More >>

A Lack Of Data Is Obscuring Serious Failings Of Fisheries Management

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 12:20 pm | LegaSea

Recreational marine fishing groups including LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council are calling on the newly elected government to address serious issues such as fish dumping, environmental damage from bottom trawling, and the need to restore ... More >>

Recreational Fishers Vote In Favour Of Scallop Dredging Ban

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 9:43 am | LegaSea

Recreational groups have come out strongly in support of the need to ban fishing techniques that damage the seabed in coastal marine waters. Increasingly, science shows that damage to the seafloor caused by fishing is having an exponential impact ... More >>

Public Contempt For Government Inaction On Fishing Boat Cameras

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:34 pm | LegaSea

Six years after the Government first promised cameras onboard commercial fishing boats to prevent dumping and protect vulnerable species, there are fewer than 100 vessels outfitted with the technology. A Newshub investigation broadcast last night ... More >>

Most New Zealanders think it’s illegal

Friday, 1 November 2019, 4:06 pm | LegaSea

Bottom trawling is an indiscriminate fish harvesting process, capturing all in its path and scraping vital marine growth off the seabed. The damage is unseen as it’s underwater and out of sight. The environmental impacts from the agricultural sector ... More >>

Kiwis want tarakihi fishing quota cut significantly

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 4:50 pm | LegaSea

Seventy percent of New Zealanders want the commercial fishing quota for tarakihi cut dramatically to help the country’s fish and chips favourite to recover, a new survey has revealed. The survey conducted by Horizon Research for LegaSea, a not-for-profit ... More >>

Fish n chip favourite in danger

Friday, 27 September 2019, 4:40 pm | LegaSea

A ten per cent cut to commercial catch limits of tarakihi will not be enough to save the species from its depleted state, says LegaSea. More >>

Madness of trying to manage fisheries with property rights

Thursday, 18 July 2019, 1:32 pm | LegaSea

The Quota Management System has short-changed fish, mana whenua and the public since it was established in 1986. More >>

Minister fails his fishery

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:03 am | LegaSea

The recreational fishing lobby group LegaSea is bitterly disappointed the Minister of Fisheries has deferred making decisive cuts to commercial catches of tarakihi on New Zealand’s east coast for at least another year. In October Stuart Nash will ... More >>

What more proof is needed before government acts?

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:16 pm | LegaSea

We’ve seen the Heron Report on failures in our fishing industry, the Achilles and Hippocamp reports paint a devastating picture of the Ministry of Primary Industries working hand in glove with industry to avoid accountability, more recently we’ve ... More >>

EDS’s Voices from the Sea is a wake-up call for industry

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 1:24 pm | LegaSea

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has written a compelling tale of the destruction being wrought on our seas and fisheries and this must be a call to arms for the government. More >>

Recreation Fishers Welcome Minister’s Actions on CRA 2

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:10 am | LegaSea

LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council welcome the decision by the Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash to reduce the allowable catch for crayfish in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty, known as the CRA 2 region. More >>

Fisheries review needs to be prioritised

Monday, 5 February 2018, 9:21 am | LegaSea

Fisheries review needs to be prioritised Crayfish stocks are in crisis and recreational fishers are calling for an independent review of the fisheries management system. More >>

LegaSea Welcomes New Portfolio to Fix Fisheries Management

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 9:34 am | LegaSea

LegaSea welcomes the creation of a new separate portfolio for Fisheries and wishes the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, good luck as he tackles what has become a highly contentious portfolio. More >>

Calls Grow For Inquiry Into Fisheries Mismanagement

Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:37 am | LegaSea

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. More >>





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