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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. [...]

Explanation of Future Search – Expressions of Interest

Explanation of Future Search – Expressions of Interest

A national conversation on the future of marine recreational fishing in NZ is taking place from 14-16th February 2013 in Nelson. This conversation is part of the Future Search project. It is an opportunity for the [...]

Future Search for marine recreational fishing in NZ

Future Search for marine recreational fishing in NZ

Plans are underway to run a courageous national conversation on the future of marine recreational fishing in New Zealand. This conversation will be facilitated by a strategic planning process called Future Search. It is proposed that [...]

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 [...]

World Recreational Fishing Conference in Berlin

World Recreational Fishing Conference in Berlin

NZRFC sent a representative to the recent World Recreational Fishing Conference in Berlin. Just under 300 delegates from 33 countries attended the conference. Topics covered the various challenges facing countries around the world with recreational fisheries [...]

2011 NZRFC Annual Conference overview

2011 NZRFC Annual Conference overview

Graeme Dawber, NZACA National Secretary The RFC Conference 2011 was well supported and well organised, even though the official opening was delayed due to the very first item on the agenda – a walk along the [...]

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 [...]

Latest developments with recreational only areas

Latest developments with recreational only areas

On the 27th June 2011, the Minister of Fisheries has issued an invitation to some recreational fishing representatives to discuss options for establishing recreational-only fishing areas. NZRFC President Geoff Rowling has the following to say about [...]

Join the NZRFC

Join the NZRFC

There are several membership options to choose from when joining the NZRFC. The options are designed to reflect the diversity of recreational fishing in New Zealand, recognising that fishing is important to individuals, clubs, organisations and [...]