Now - Protect the West Coast
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Just when you
thought our message had got through to those proposing marine reserves
and marine parks another plan has emerged, this time regarding the
west coast. Forest and Bird in conjunction with the West Coast Working
Group have released a draft proposal for a Marine Park for the coastline
from Port Waikato up to South Kaipara Head.
this plan could have major impacts on recreational fishing opportunities
so it is very important for fishers to have a say in the process.
for the public to have their say is currently June 30th, we have
requested a six-month extension but this has not been approved -
It is time public opinion and the overwhelming opposition to more
bureaucracy on our coastline was taken into account. Those proposing
plans need to be aware the fishing public will not sit back and
watch the erosion of our rights to fish for food.
successfully secured the right to have online submissions to this
proposal. option4 have an easy to fill in form www.option4.co.nz/wcpsubform.htm
which will only take a few minutes to complete.
Count. Have your Say Here (link to below)
A Background Information Package (link to below)
has been assembled so you can read the proposal, the option4 rebuttal
of the proposal and reactions to the plan from clubs, iwi and the
overwhelming opposition to the plan from the five public meetings
held to discuss this plan.
Be heard - HAVE YOUR SAY