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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 >>

Crayfish survey defies Ministry spin

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:59 am | LegaSea

A landmark survey of people who pot and dive for crayfish on the northeast coast between Pakiri and East Cape defies Ministry for Primary Industries’ assurances that the fishery is doing well. More than three quarters (78.6%) of the 822 survey ... More >>

Crayfish mismanagement needs to be urgently addressed

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 9:28 am | LegaSea

LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council have responded strongly to proposals from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) relating to the future management of three rock lobster fisheries around the coast from East Cape to Wellington and ... More >>

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 >>





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