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NZUA representative on National Rock Lobster Management Group
Nov 6, 2020

NZUA representative on National Rock Lobster Management Group

NZUA board member, Andy Stewart now fills one of two recreational positions as a representative for the NZUA on the National Rock Lobster Management Group.

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Current Fisheries Management Submissions - July 2020
Nov 6, 2020

Current Fisheries Management Submissions - July 2020

A number of fisheries management submissions of interest to divers are currently in process.

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New recreational crayfish rules for the CRA 2 and CRA 5
Nov 6, 2020

New recreational crayfish rules for the CRA 2 and CRA 5

From 1 July 2020, new measures are applied to recreational fishers in the CRA 2 (Hauraki Gulf/Bay of Plenty) and CRA 5 (Canterbury/Marlborough) spiny rock lobster fisheries.

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Have your say on the Draft National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan
Nov 6, 2020

Have your say on the Draft National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan

Many of us in the underwater community are in some way involved or are affected by fisheries and now's our chance to have our say by sharing our thoughts on the Fisheries New Zealand draft plan to improve inshore finfish fisheries.

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Marine Lessons from Piha
Nov 6, 2020

Marine Lessons from Piha

What can be learnt about our marine environment from a quick trip to the beach? What does that shell belong to? What is seafoam made of? What are 'blue-bottle jellyfish'?

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Story of the month- Licking my Green Lips
Nov 6, 2020

Story of the month- Licking my Green Lips

I have always adored seafood. I’ll eat it in all forms- fish, shellfish, crustaceans, raw, boiled, baked, I don’t care, as long as it gets in my belly. One of the most exciting papers I have taken this semester has been solely focussed on fisheries and aquaculture and I’m thoroughly enjoying the breadth of topics covered. One lecture was spent analysing green-lipped mussel farming in New Zealand.

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Time out for Tarakihi - Urgent Action Required
Nov 6, 2020

Time out for Tarakihi - Urgent Action Required

A LegaSea campaign launched 19 July in a bid to save New Zealand's tarakihi, and they need your help. The following information is provided by LegaSea.

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Scallop Fisheries Closure Update SCA-7
Nov 6, 2020

Scallop Fisheries Closure Update SCA-7

In June, Fisheries New Zealand proposed to continue the current full closure of the SCA-7 scallop area (Marlborough Sounds, Tasman Bay, Golden Bay and Port Underwood) for the 2018/2019 season.

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Future catch discussion panel
Nov 6, 2020

Future catch discussion panel

NZUA would like to notify members of the coming event, The Future Catch Discussion Panel. If you are concerned about declining fish stocks and the impact on recreational fishing, then this is an important event to be aware of and possibly to attend.

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Have your say - CRA-4, 7 and 8 Consultation
Nov 6, 2020

Have your say - CRA-4, 7 and 8 Consultation

NZ Underwater is undertaking an independent public survey to submit to the Ministry for ongoing and future considerations of fishing allowances and commercial limits in CRA-4, CRA-7 and CRA-8.

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