February 27, 2023
It’s been a difficult time for many of us with the recent weather events and our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering from the aftermath. The good news is that our work across several fisheries carries on regardless and the deadlines for public consultation on critical issues, such as the Hauraki Gulf Marine […]
February 1, 2023
A new year always brings change and new challenges, and 2023 has started with a real bang. Before we explore 2023 we want to share some big news and a video of how you helped us achieve so much in 2022.
December 21, 2022
After a massive year everyone has earned a good break. We started and finished the year talking about the loss of our precious taonga, our scallops. In between, our fisheries team has been flat out reacting to a whole bunch of important issues and some outrageous proposals for snapper, hāpuku, crayfish, paua and blue cod […]
December 12, 2022
It’s officially summer, but someone needs to tell the weather gods as the unsettled, windy, spring-like weather continues. Pretty frustrating when you are trying to get out fishing! The end of the year is upon us and we’re trying to wrap things up, but issues like the Hauraki Gulf, Northland crayfish and Kaikōura pāua (read […]
October 26, 2022
Spring has definitely sprung and the fishing is heating up. Labour Weekend saw some good weather across the country and a lot of boats were out taking advantage of the blue skies and calm waters. The Kai Ika filleting trailer has had record numbers number fish filleted and we hope to see this continue.
October 7, 2022
The expression ‘when it rains it pours’ sums up the last few months. We’ve been flat out reacting to the Fisheries Amendment Bill, launching the expanding Hauraki Gulf Alliance through which we hope to finally see scallop dredging and bottom trawling removed from the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park and preparing our increasingly popular Kai Ika […]
September 2, 2022
This year opening of the scallop season yesterday is cause for sadness rather than celebration this year as scallop beds across the country are closed. Years of intensive dredging from commercial and recreational fishers, combined with warming waters and land run off have decimated our scallop populations to the point that there are virtually no […]
July 28, 2022
Despite the stormy and cold weather that is keeping most of us on land and not out fishing, there is plenty going on in the fisheries space. We have the Fisheries Amendment Bill before parliament that may remove the public’s voice from fisheries management decisions. There is the proposed Waikato Regional Council Coastal Plan that threatens to stop […]
June 28, 2022
Last week was a busy one for LegaSea and the NZ Sport Fishing Council: deciphering the sneakily crafted Fisheries Amendment Bill, preparing our submission and drumming up public opposition to the bill.
May 27, 2022
With snapper season wrapping up and bluefin tuna marking the start of the cold season, it’s apt to think we would be slowing down into a steady pace for a while. Well, that is not the case, with our team busier than ever preparing for upcoming campaigns, submissions, and events. Keep your eyes and ears […]