Posts tagged "Fish & Game"

Farmers not buying fishing licences in protest against Fish & Game’s anti-dairying stance

[8 January/Stuff] Some farmers’ are reportedly taking a stance against Fish & Game’s anti-dairying position by not purchasing fishing licenses this season. Just under 70,000 fishing licenses were sold in the first three months, down 6,000 from the same point last year. Fish & Game have a history of a strained relationships with farmers since...

Freshwater pollution top of mind for Kiwis, according to Fish & Game survey

[2 January/NZ Herald] Kiwis are more worried about the levels of pollution in the country’s lakes and rivers than they are about the high cost of living, according to a new opinion poll conducted by Colmar-Brunton on behalf of Fish & Game. Of those surveyed, 82% of those surveyed were ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ concerned about...

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...