Fishing Public Has Stark Choices

Date: 1/8/2011

If re-elected New Zealands Fisheries Minister, Phil Heatley, will expand commercial paua fisheries and increase commercial allocations. New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council (NZRFC) president, Geoff Rowling said ‘It is obvious the Minister and his Ministry don’t care about public access to our fish to feed their families. The job of defending access rights of ordinary New Zealand families to a feed from our own coastline is left to volunteer groups like the NZRFC’.