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Dunne and Dusted

United Future underlined its dinosaur status yesterday with its “Outdoors” spokesperson’s response to our blog on Labour Party hopeful Janette Walker’s idea of licensing recreational fishers. The press release was full of falsehoods but the real question is whether United Future are secretly planning a Mugabe style nationalisation of the property rights of commercial fishers. […]

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Snapper One’s Race for the Last Fish

How should the Government deal with the issue of a threatened fishery like Snapper One? There are three ways of approaching this issue, and because of these different perspectives people often end up taking past each other, with the debate containing more heat than light. Firstly there is the view that New Zealanders have a […]

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Hobby fishers must pay for snapper

Recreational group need to purchase quota from fishing industry. As predicted, the Government has kicked for touch on the controversial issue of snapper in the Hauraki Gulf. After sending the Ministry of Primary Industries out as cannon fodder with an extreme proposal to cut daily bag limits to 3, the Government was able to look […]

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Who is Snapping up the Snapper?

The recent furore over snapper fishing in the Hauraki Gulf should serve as a wake-up call for recreational fishers. This is not a David v Goliath story about big business squashing the poor little fisher. It is a symptom of an outdated approach to rec fishing, held in place by an ignorant belief that recreational […]

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Email exchange between Peter Young and I after the “Last Ocean” premier

The following is an email exchange between Myself and Peter Young, Director of “The Last Ocean”.  We are both focussed on how to stop fishing in the Ross Sea Region, but each have a very different approach on how to achieve that end. Article continues below…. [space height=”10″] [message_box title=”Gareth” color=”#fff”] Hi Peter, I enjoyed […]

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