Re: Kaikoura fishing regulations submissions


Recreational fishing is nothing compared to commercial fishing. I’ve got no problem on limiting the amount of rig, eles, kahawai etc we can take as long as they actually do something about the commercial operations and maybe a ban on species like elephant fish to give them a chance to increase in numbers. There is no reason dogfish should outnumber all other fish on our beaches apart from the rest being overfished and wiped out by trawlers. There is a lot of business and money in commercial fishing so it’s never going to stop, we just have to accept that fishing off our beaches will never be what it used to be and there will be a time when it’s not even worth going out.