Whitebaiters eye court action if Government proposals get greenlight
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.
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