Posts tagged "Fish & Game"

Fish & Game asks anglers to help avoid M. bovis spread

[20 September/The Country] The latest Fish & Game regulation booklet reminds anglers to do their part to help with the eradication of Mycoplasma bovis. Fish & Game New Zealand South Island Communications Advisor, Richard Cosgrove, said the disease affected people across the country, and everyone had to do their bit to assist in eradicating it....

Sanford pulls out after big salmon by-catch

[6 December/ Otago Daily Times] Fish & Game has praised Sanford for voluntarily withdrawing from trawling around Banks Peninsula. Sanford’s decision was made after one of its vessels caught nearly 400 salmon as by-catch last weekend, of which 372 were escaped farm salmon and 22 were wild fish. Fish & Game Scientist, Mark Webb welcomed...

‘Golden trout’ released into Rotorua lakes

 [21 September/ New Zealand Herald] Fish & Game staff have completed the operation to release 30 rainbow trout with specially numbered pink tags for its Fish for Gold promotion, launching October 1 and finishing October 8. The two large prizes are $10,000 cash and an outboard motor valued at $949. 10 of the pink tagged...

Farmers, hunters collaborate on bill

[13 July/ Radio NZ Rural] Federated Farmers Health and Safety Spokesperson, Katie Milne, said farmers are worried that the proposed Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill would make them liable for accidents caused by recreational users of their land. Ms Milne added that the amendment needed to be tidied up around this issue to...

Dairying is fouling our rivers – retiring Fish and Game officer

[27 March/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Retiring Fish & Game Officer, Graeme Hughes said that his main concern is nutrients and pollutants from dairy farms entering rivers via the soils and aquifers. Mr Hughes explained how a lot of water is needed to dilute pollutants, but with only so much water for river habitats and...

Dam ‘will taint water quality’

[11 November/ NZ Farmer] Fish & Game, the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society and the Environmental Defence Society have appealed the Board of Inquiry’s final report on the Tukituki Catchment Proposal, with Fish & Game having told the High Court at Wellington that the Board of Inquiry has made errors of law by not...

Dairy industry hits back at ‘lame duck’ survey

 [10 March/ Business Day] Federated Farmers Environment spokesman Ian Mackenzie has spoken out against a survey which showed a vast majority of the New Zealand population believed the dairy industry was damaging New Zealand’s international reputation through a poor environmental record.  The survey by Horizon Research, funded by Fish & Game, revealed that 70 per...