Anglers cast doubt on fish screens in Canterbury

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    Anglers cast doubt on fish screens in Canterbury
    CSI Fish and Game officer Mark Webb releases adult Chinook into the Rangitata South spawning raceway. The organisation is looking at the safety of fish screens. (File)

    Screens designed to keep fish safe and out of irrigation schemes are doing more harm than good according to a group representing salmon anglers in South Canterbury.

    New Zealand Salmon Anglers Association (NZSAA) spokesman Paul Hodgson, in a letter to the Ministry for Environment, Central South Island Fish and Game (CSI) and Environment Canterbury (ECan), says of the 1400 fish screens installed in Canterbury, most would not be carrying out their primary function of ensuring fish do not get caught up in irrigation schemes. Read the full article by Matthew Littlewood, September 4 2018.

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