LegaSea newsletters

LegaSea newsletter #128 – What we want for Christmas

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 […]

LegaSea newsletter #127 – Snapper, pāua and crayfish: a mixed bag

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 […]

LegaSea newsletter 126 – A spring in our step

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.

LegaSea newsletter #125 – When it rains it pours

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 […]

LegaSea newsletter #124 – A scallop season like no other

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 […]

LegaSea newsletter #123 – Our winter of discontent

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 […]

LegaSea newsletter #122 – We will not be silenced

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.

LegaSea newsletter #121 – The people’s fish

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 […]

LegaSea newsletter # 120 – It’s show time!

May 6, 2022 Sailing into May is always an elevating time for us – we get our big opportunity to talk to you face to face at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. We’ve got a lot to share and discuss this year. It’s been a massive year for scallops, hāpuku & bass, and community initiatives, and we […]

LegaSea newsletter #119 – Scallops are off the menu… almost

April 13, 2022 It’s been a hectic month with the recent closing of New Zealand’s last commercially viable scallop fisheries.   Minister Parker announced the closure alongside several other conservative decisions for the future management of important species. We’ve been busy analysing these closures and what they actually mean for more fish in the water. As always it’s a mixed […]