Re: New Proposal to save Marlborough Sounds Blue cod fishery.


well the proposal has gone ahead as a ban on all blue cod in the sounds from october 1st until 2012. good to see they have only put a ban on blue cod and not closed to all hook and line fishing as previously proposed. I’ve been fishing in queen charlotte sound for the last 9 years and have caught only 1 blue cod from the shore in that time.

the cod populations outside the sounds still seem to be in fairly good health and given the rising cost of fuel would expect this to remain so.