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option4 Update #142 - 9 December 2010

Latest news, Xmas gifts and a tagging study needs your help


Compliments of the festive season to everyone from the option4 team. It has been a busy year and we thank you for your contributions, submissions and feedback. Use the links below to read the latest Updates and reports.

We trust you enjoy the holiday break, time with family and friends and return refreshed in the New Year.

option4 News and Updates

No excuse for incompetence and mediocrity

What will it take for MFish to listen?

Aquaculture reforms underway - submissions due by 11 February 2011

Latest news on the Kaipara Higham Road closure proposal


Kahawai News

Squealers, dreamers and kahawai dealers

Strong reactions to Minister's kahawai decision

Kahawai decision a national shame


Hokianga Accord News

Ministerial approval generates celebrations

Dallying by Minister frustrating

Lack of leadership riles northern interests


$10 Black Magic Donation Lures


Break-out news

Black Magic Tackle donates $10 to the Guardians of the Sea Charitable Trust for every lure sold from the successful option4 range.

There are 15 proven lures to choose from at a reputable outlet near you.

A quality gift for the fisherman who cares!


Your help is needed for a conservation project.

A PhD project to study Blue Cod movement along Wellington's south coast is underway.

blue cod tagging study
If you catch a tagged Blue Cod please call the contact number on the tag and pass on capture details.
Marlborough Sounds Blue Cod
reopening proposal submissions

Lost information?

Cannot find what you are looking for? Check our important reference material catalogue for reports, policy and legal documents.


Stuck for a gift?

Incredible stories from New Zealand and the world of fishing are in the latest book compiled by renown writer Peter Jessup.

Fishermen's Tales is almost 200 pages of holiday reading and a perfect gift for the fisherman or woman in your life!

At $20 pick-up (Auckland west) or $21.50 (including p & p) this is your Xmas bargain.

Do not miss out, place your order today by emailing Peter Jessup or call him on 021 246 5988.

Peter is donating $5.00 from each sale to help option4 achieve 'more fish in the water'.

fishermens tales


May you have a safe and happy Christmas.

From the option4 team.


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