Dunne and Dusted

Geoff SimmonsEnvironment, Fisheries Management

United Future underlined its dinosaur status yesterday with its “Outdoors” spokesperson’s response to our blog on Labour Party hopeful Janette Walker’s idea of licensing recreational fishers. The press release was full of falsehoods but the real question is whether United … Read More

Snapper One’s Race for the Last Fish

Gareth MorganFisheries Management

How should the Government deal with the issue of a threatened fishery like Snapper One? There are three ways of approaching this issue, and because of these different perspectives people often end up taking past each other, with the debate … Read More

Hobby fishers must pay for snapper

Gareth MorganFisheries Management

Recreational group need to purchase quota from fishing industry. As predicted, the Government has kicked for touch on the controversial issue of snapper in the Hauraki Gulf. After sending the Ministry of Primary Industries out as cannon fodder with an … Read More

Who is Snapping up the Snapper?

Geoff SimmonsFisheries Management

The recent furore over snapper fishing in the Hauraki Gulf should serve as a wake-up call for recreational fishers. This is not a David v Goliath story about big business squashing the poor little fisher. It is a symptom of … Read More