We’re back with another issue packed with the latest in fishing and hunting.

We take a deep dive into The Ōpōtiki Harbour Development Project that remains on track for its 2023 opening, with the project set to revitalise the local marine and aquaculture sector. Ōpōtiki offers 160km of coastline encompassing thousands of hectares of highly productive seawater that has the potential to support a sizable aquaculture industry, and project director John Galbraith says the project will re-establish the Ōpōtiki harbour.

In other news, satellites reveal New Zealand’s coastal health, a new University of Otago study finds microplastics present in three-quarters of commercially caught fish in New Zealand’s southern water, and the new fishing season begins.

F&O’s Tony Orman also takes a look at how more women are giving hunting a shot. Contrary to the long-held beliefs Contrary to popular, long-held beliefs, new studies and evidence suggest that women were big-game hunters, challenging the gender role assumptions around ancient hunting. And so, it seems only natural that more women are now being seen in what was once claimed to be a male-dominated world of hunting.

And with warmer months approaching, it’s time to get summer ready. Thanks to the Nakie team, we have an amazing Adventure Pack to give away that includes their hammock, puffy blanket – both made sustainably with recycled plastic bottles – and other products from their range.

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