Current Issues

Concession Crayfish

Concession is a privilege granted to a sector or body that in turn disadvantages the majority [...]

RFC Submission to Review of Inshore Fishstock Sustailability Measures for the 2012-13 Fishing Year

RFC Submission to Review of Inshore Fishstock Sustailability Measures for the 2012-13 Fishing Year

The RFC has made the attached submission to the MPI Review of Inshore Fishstock Sustailability Measures for the 2012-13 Fishing Year. RFC Submission to Review of Inshore Fishstock Sustailability Measures for the 2012-13 Fishing Year [...]

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 [...]

Crayfish concession submission September 2011

Crayfish concession submission September 2011

Read what NZRFC have to say in their submission on the hotly discussed topic of crayfish concessions. CRAConcession Area Submission [...]

Current Submissions

Current Submissions

Click on the links below to view recent submissions. August 2011 Submission Blue Cod 5 Submission Blue Cod 8 Submission Bluenose Submission Deemed Values Submission Kingfish Submission Ribaldo Submission Rig   [...]

Martin Salters Presentation

Martin Salters Presentation

Here we can watch Martin Salter’s presentation to the NZRFC 2011 Conference. Martin’s presentation is based on his report, “Keep Australia Fishing” commissioned in Australia by the Australian Fishing Trade Association in 2010.   Click here. [...]

NZRFC send representative to Germany to learn from world’s best practice

NZRFC send representative to Germany to learn from world’s best practice

The New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council is committed to Fostering Change towards a better future for all who fish for food or fun in New Zealand.  Fostering change means opening up dialogue and getting information and [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]