NZ Underwater signs MoU

August 30, 2020
The New Zealand Underwater Association (NZUA) has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council. The Association is the latest organisation to commit to working alongside LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council to create more abundant coastal fisheries. These groups have committed to working together to prioritise the health of the marine environment through effective reforms of fisheries management. The NZUA is New Zealand’s representative diving and underwater sports organisation with a long history of promoting diver safety and supporting marine environmental campaigns. More recently the NZUA, Spearfishing NZ, LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council have collaborated to support mana whenua initiate customary management protection measures in the northern Bay of Islands. Due to a rapid decline in the abundance of mussels, the Te Puna Mataitai including the Black Rocks up to the Ninepin is now closed to mussel harvesting for the next three years. LegaSea is excited to be working alongside the NZUA, a dynamic, community based organisation.