‘Cleared out’: Fears for future of Fiordland fish stocks

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    Allan Burgess
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    ‘Cleared out’: Fears for future of Fiordland fish stocks

    Fiordland Marine Guardians say the area they represent is now teeming with boats in areas which were previously considered isolated. Fiordland Marine Guardians say the area they represent is now teeming with boats in areas that were previously considered isolated.

    A governance group protecting marine species in Fiordland say current levels of fishing in the area are unsustainable, and key fish stocks now require rebuilding.

    Over the past two years, the Fiordland Marine Guardians have been engaging with recreational fishers, charter vessels and iwi over the state of fisheries.

    They say it has become apparent multiple species targeted by recreational fishers – including blue cod, groper, paua and scallops – are largely depleted in the internal waters of the fiords.

    Read the full story by Matthew Rosenberg on the New Zealand Herald website.

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