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example, Snapper 8, the North Island's west coast fishery,
has been below the legal sustainable level for more than 20
the snapper fishery was healthy bag-limit catches of large
snapper were common.
many people are constrained to feeding their family on a few
just-legal sized fish, on a good day.
90 percent of the snapper biomass (stock level) has been removed
from the once-abundant west coast.
leaves commercial and non-commercial fishers competing for
the remaining 10 percent, and we all know there is no comparison
between trawling and hook-and-line-fishing off the beach.