Last month, protestors took aim at bottom trawling in the Hauraki Gulf. Hundreds of people participated in a protest organised by Greenpeace Aotearoa and Forest & Bird, taking to kayaks, paddleboards, and boats, pushing the issue back into the spotlight and demanding an end to bottom trawling.
F&O contributor Shannon Williams takes a closer look at the issue in the cover story this month.
In other news, an electric fishing programme reveals insights into native fish populations, recreational pāua fishing season opens in Kaikōura with new restrictions, and DOC announces closure of the Taranaki’s Around the Mountain Circuit after storm damage.
Find more fishing and hunting news and updates along with new and used boats for sale in the latest issue.
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