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option4 Update #138 - 22 September 2010


Kahawai, Blue Cod and a Reel Action wind-up

Thank you

Thanks to everyone who completed the Kahawai survey sent out last month. Over 1050 of you responded to the survey, draft submission and Alert #16.

There was very strong opposition to the ongoing purse seining of kahawai, and overwhelming support for reducing commercial catch limits to cover unavoidable bycatch only.

Stay tuned because October 1st is the deadline for a Ministerial decision.

Kahawai news

Joint submission advocating 'more fish in the water'

What are the Minister's priorities for kahawai?

Cautiously optimistic reaction to kahawai proposals.

kahawai fishing from a wharf

Upcoming submissions

Marlborough Sounds Blue Cod re-opening proposal - submissions due by 4th October.

option4 news and Updates

Should we be scared?

New Zealand's fisheries are well managed - Yeah right!

Massive turbines for the Kaipara Harbour

Creating an over arching body for amateur fishers

Recent submissions

Coromandel scallops

Deemed value review for selected stocks

Trevally 2 and Hapuku Bass 3 reviews

Attached Bladder Kelp seaweed

Hokianga Accord news

Accord wary of closed door decision making

Will the mighty kahawai ever be plentiful?

Accord news archive


Can't find what you are looking for?

Check our important reference material catalogue for reports, policy and legal documents.

2011 Reel Action calendar wind-up

Spectacular action shots for each month of 2011 will excite you to go fishing every day!

Fishing.net.nz is offering you a Reel Action 2001 calendar for a special price of $20. Fishing.net.nz will donate $10 of every sale to the Guardians of the Sea Charitable Trust, to help protect fishing in the future.

Get an early Xmas present for yourself or a mate. Limited offer. Send your email order to Steve Sangster, or call him on 021 555485. Tide chart included.
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