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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 >>

Crayfish region is on life support

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 12:38 pm | LegaSea

Despite overwhelming evidence that the CRA2 fishery, off Auckland’s east coast and Bay of Plenty, is in critical condition, the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy says there’s no problem and he has no intention of doing anything about ... More >>

Environmental Warriors Battling for Our Future

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 9:58 am | LegaSea

Pirates illegally fishing in Pacific waters have been busted and fined almost a million dollars after taking more than a hundred tonnes of southern bluefin tuna. Two Chinese flagged vessels were involved in this case, which experts suspect is just a drop ... More >>

LegaSea congratulates Team New Zealand

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:03 am | LegaSea

It’s with great delight that LegaSea congratulates its partner organisation, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, on the Team New Zealand win this morning in the America’s Cup. More >>

LegaSea launches FishCare at Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:44 am | LegaSea

For over 60 years the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show has been the biggest and most popular boat show in the country so it was the obvious place for LegaSea to launch its FishCare programme to the public. More >>

LegaSea renews calls for a full inquiry into MPI activity

Friday, 14 April 2017, 8:18 pm | LegaSea

When the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) failed to prosecute industrial fishing boat captains for dumping catch it blamed legal advice for the decision. More >>