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Snapper Battle Still Rages

Snapper Battle Still Rages

Indications last week they might pull the process have proved to be nothing but spin doctoring. [...]

Collaboration to Save our Seas

Collaboration to Save our Seas

World Bank issues SOS for oceans Global lender launches partnership between governments, scientists and organisations to restore health of planet’s seas. According to the World Bank, 85 per cent of ocean fisheries are fully exploited, over-exploited [...]

Recommended summer reading for all fishers in NZ

Recommended summer reading for all fishers in NZ

Gareth Morgan and co-writer Geoff Simmons have produced a ‘must read’ for all Kiwis who value their fishing. Hook, Line and Blinkers is written in a casual style that enables the well researched message to be [...]

Peter Dunne on recreational fishing

Peter Dunne on recreational fishing

Peter Dunne’s address to the United Future 2011 conference on 21st August includes support for a better marine recreational fishing future…. New Zealanders managing their recreational resources Tramping, hunting, fishing are part of the Kiwi birthright [...]

Fishing public has stark choices

Fishing public has stark choices

Press release from Geoff Rowling, 27th June 2011   Recent announcements from Fisheries Minister, Phil Heatley, that he intends to expand commercial Paua fisheries and increase commercial allocations in important Snapper areas are setting alarm bells [...]

Minister turns his attention to crayfish concession

Minister turns his attention to crayfish concession

On June 10th 2011, the Minister of Fisheries visited Gisborne and met with local recreational fishers. This is a report in the local paper about his visit: [...]

April Winner – Bridget Chipchase

April Winner – Bridget Chipchase

Congratulations to Bridget Chipchase, winner of the first monthly NZRFC members prize. Bridget will recieve a personally signed copy of Al Brown‘s recipe book ‘Go Fish’, an annual membership to Fishing Coast to Coast Magazine and a [...]

Unequal access to crayfish

Unequal access to crayfish

In January President Geoff Rowling and Past President Keith Ingram were in Gisborne to talk about recreational fishing issues with locals and the Gisborne/Tatapouri Fishing club.  Their presence ignited a public discussion about the inequities of [...]

Merger threat

Merger threat

President of NZRFC, Geoff Rowling sees the merger of MFish with MAF as both a threat and an opportunity for recreational fishers.  He challenges the government to fully fund an independent investigation into how the publics recreational [...]

Ryall announces merger

Ryall announces merger

After months of speculation triggered by the resignation of Wayne McNee as CE of MFish to take up the CE role for MAF, today Tony Ryall announced the merger of MFish and MAF.  Read his announcement… [...]