Whitebaiters eye court action if Government proposals get greenlight

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    Whitebaiters eye court action if Government proposals get greenlight
    Fish & Game concillor Ken Cochrane speaks to Southland whitebaiters at a meeting at Ascot Park in Invercargill about the Government's proposed whitebait changes.

    A Fish and Game councillor believes court action should be investigated if proposals – influenced by “chick scientists” who think whitebaiters should hold hands and sing kumbaya – are in fact passed.

    The Department of Conservation has put together an Improving Whitebait Management discussion document which proposes changes to whitebaiting in New Zealand.

    It includes shortening the whitebait season, prohibiting fishing from some rivers for a set period of time, and phasing out fishing equipment including sock nets, trap nets and screens.

    Read the full story by Stuff’s Logan Savory dated 23 February 2020

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