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.
Whitehaven relaunches Kōparepare in support of LegaSea
October 19, 2020
On Monday 19 October Whitehaven Wine Company will launch its refreshed Kōparepare wine brand. The company will acknowledge the relaunch with a campaign donating 100% of the revenue from the…
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Fishing for every Kiwi
September 25, 2020
“Before there were freezers, the fish were left in the ocean until they were needed.” An insightful comment from Dr Davianna Pomaika’i McGregor, director of the University of Hawaii’s Centre…
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Recreational fishers vote in favour of scallop dredging ban
September 23, 2020
Recreational groups have come out strongly in support of the need to ban fishing techniques that damage the seabed in coastal marine waters. Increasingly, science shows that damage to the…
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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: