Join the movement to restore our coastal fisheries
LegaSea is a non profit organisation dedicated to restoring the abundance, biodiversity and health of New Zealand’s marine environment.
Success will be achieved with widespread public support and understanding for policy and fisheries management reform, and by minimising the environmental impacts of fishing.
Together we can succeed. Join the team, every person counts. Please sign up here
The Price of Fish
A pathway to abundance
Rescue Fish encapsulates everything that LegaSea stands for. A holistic solution to remedy depleted fish stocks and address environmental damage.
Together we can deliver restored abundance and diversity; greater food security; jobs and economic well-being.
Get behind the cause. Go to the Rescue Fish website and sign our petition.
A wrap of 2020
January 18, 2021
The past 12 months has been a rollercoaster ride for most of us, and on the fisheries front the year has been equally undulating. After a couple of ‘nearly there’…
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Best antidote for 2020
January 10, 2021
After an off-season of uncertainty, lockdowns and boat maintenance the rewards are taking family and friends out on the boat. There’s nothing quite like the squeals from kids as they…
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Reel Questions with Matt Watson
January 2, 2021
Reel Questions is a commentary series providing an insight to the opinions and experiences of individuals who have ties with our fish life and marine environment whether it be their…
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The Kai Ika project utilises fish heads, frames and offal which were previously going to waste. Since 2016 over 60,000 kilos of fish parts have been diverted from landfill and repurposed for consumption or organic use.
FishCare – The school of best practice is an educational initiative to help us reduce our collective impact on the marine environment, while ensuring we maximise the benefits of our fishing effort and catch.
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council fully participates in all relevant fisheries management and marine protection processes. LegaSea Legends and public donations make a valuable contribution to this vital work.
LegaSea is a not for profit organisation established by the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council in 2012.
Together with your help we have attended over 900 events, 368 research and planning meetings, funded 80 submissions, created the FishCare education programe, dedicated 715 hours to the Sea Change marine spatial planning process, conducted the largest ever survey of public views on rock lobster management in New Zealand and performed 2 surveys of recreational fishing practices.
The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council has been serving the interests of its 55 member clubs since 1957. Most of these clubs are Incorporated Societies and between them there are 36,200 affiliated members nationwide.
LegaSea is a group of committed people working together to restore abundance. Our team is a mix of professionals and volunteers. LegaSea is supported by a host of corporate partners and the generosity of thousands of people who care about our marine environment. There is power in numbers, your contribution will make a difference. The tide is turning.
Become a Legend
Starting at just $20 per month, becoming a LegaSea Legend is more than just a financial commitment, it’s a leadership role. You can inspire others to join us, to lend a hand. We are not looking for a few Legends we are looking for thousands.
Join the community
Keep up to date with the latest news. We publish regular articles, social media posts and media releases to keep New Zealand informed
on what’s happening with our fisheries.
Join the discussion on our active social media pages:
Our Partners, both Platinum and Gold are our lifeblood. They help LegaSea with funding and materials. Their support motivates the team and demonstrates a commitment to all New Zealanders, to ensure our lives are made richer through the health of our fisheries and the environment we all live in.
Our current Platinum Partners are: