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#41 Scotty3934

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 10:04 AM

 

Scotty3934 is obviously a commercial fisher and I suspect WHEELS also.

 

 

No,not at all, I actually fish on a semi regular basis, as a recreational fisher, anywhere from the Far North to the bottom of the South Island and overseas. Just a bit sick of many topics being reduced to the dribble you keep plastering them with....


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Posted 17 March 2016 - 10:36 AM

No,not at all, I actually fish on a semi regular basis, as a recreational fisher, anywhere from the Far North to the bottom of the South Island and overseas. Just a bit sick of many topics being reduced to the dribble you keep plastering them with....

 

You'd be one of a very few who actually read his tripe.

To his credit, his posts read very coherently after a litre of rum, 4 servings of paranoia, and a side of misplaced assumption sprinkled with misinformation. Apparently.


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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:29 AM

No,not at all, I actually fish on a semi regular basis, as a recreational fisher, anywhere from the Far North to the bottom of the South Island and overseas. Just a bit sick of many topics being reduced to the dribble you keep plastering them with....

 

 

You must be a wealthy recreational fisher so do not be selfish

 

 

 

Read

 

 

 

http://www.stuff.co....plan-draws-fire

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...g-over-scallops

 

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...vered-in-sounds

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...or-tory-channel

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...-port-underwood

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...ain-this-season

 

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...llop-management

 

 

pm on 3 September 2015

 

 

Mr Reid, [ Challenger Scallop Enhancement Company under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry for Primary Industries.} said the quota allowed would be entirely at MPI's discretion

"The season is open and being fished by other sectors. We will not be harvesting until late September," he said.

 

 

WHEELS WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

 

http://www.fishingou...der-threat.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:57 AM

You must be a wealthy recreational fisher so do not be selfish

 

 

 

Read

 

 

 

http://www.stuff.co....plan-draws-fire

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...g-over-scallops

 

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...vered-in-sounds

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...or-tory-channel

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...-port-underwood

 

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...ain-this-season

 

 

http://www.radionz.c...llop-management

 

 

pm on 3 September 2015

 

 

Mr Reid, [ Challenger Scallop Enhancement Company under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry for Primary Industries.} said the quota allowed would be entirely at MPI's discretion

"The season is open and being fished by other sectors. We will not be harvesting until late September," he said.

 

 

 

 

WHEELS WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

 

 

 

http://www.fishingou...der-threat.html

 

 

 

 

 

Not tripe.

 

 

 

read

 

 

 

 Ninety per cent of the world's fisheries are now fully exploited, over-exploited or have collapsed.

 

 

 

How Did We Get Here?

 

 

One reason is the advent of industrial-scale fishing, which began in the late 1800s and has been accompanied by significant declines in the size and abundance of fish. By the mid-1990s, these fishing practices made it impossible for natural fish stocks to keep up. Ninety per cent of the world's fisheries are now fully exploited, over-exploited or have collapsed.

 

 

 

Because the ocean seems so vast and its resources limitless, these threats are often "out of sight, out of mind," but overfishing issues are not just for future generations to bear; they're very real problems threatening our current seafood supply and the health of our ocean.

 

There is much we can do—if we act now.

 

 

http://www.seafoodwatch.org/ocean-issues/wild-seafood

 

 

Crimes on the High Seas

 

 

The fewer fish there are, the more desperate we become to catch them. Inevitably, this leads to illegal fishing. International fisheries management agencies report that at least a quarter of the world's catch is illegal, unreported or unregulated.

 

http://www.seafoodwa...illegal-fishing

 

 

They should rename the Challenger Recreational marine fish farm

 

 

 

To the Challenger Exclusive Recreational Marine fish Farm { Existing Commercial Mussel farms  and Salmon farms allowed and all other Commercial Fishing Banned ]

 

Management Plans Often Ignored

 

 

Fishermen violating domestic or international fishing laws, by taking fish outside the scope of an existing management plan, not only deplete fish stocks but also cost honest fishermen and governments millions of dollars by flooding the market with cheap product. Violations include taking undersize fish, fishing in another country’s jurisdictional waters without permission, fishing in closed areas during seasonal closures, using illegal gear, taking more fish than is allocated or illegally transshipping seafood (transferring cargo from one carrier to another).

 

 

 

Hence my statement that additional fishing inspectors are require with a monitoring premises for the Sounds and the they should be provided with and operate a SURVEILLANCE drone with night vision filming recording apparatuses to catch the breaches that occur. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OC

 

 

 

 


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 01:09 PM

Scallops Beds : Marlborough Sounds, Pelorus Sound. and other scallop beds that have been over fished.

Kaipara Harbour scallop fishery closure reminder


Date: 25 Oct 2018

Media contact: MPI media team

Telephone: 029 894 0328

Email: media@mpi.govt.nz


Fisheries New Zealand is reminding people that the Kaipara Harbour closed for recreational scallop fishing on Tuesday.

Director of fisheries management, Stuart Anderson, says the closure has been put in place to help rebuild the scallop fishery for future generations.

"We make fisheries management decisions based on the best available scientific information.

"The latest scientific information is showing scallop abundance in the harbour is at its lowest on record, so we’ve taken action to protect it," Mr Anderson says.

"Scallop abundance varies from year to year. However, there appears to have been an overall decline in scallop abundance and distribution in the Kaipara Harbour over the last 60 years.

"Commercial scallop fishing in the harbour has been closed since 1986, and this new closure is a further step to help the scallop fishery to rebuild.

"We understand the importance of this area to the community and know that scallops have been traditionally important to recreational fishers.

"The closure decision was made after extensive consultation with stakeholders, public and tangata whenua as part of Fisheries New Zealand’s twice-yearly review of catch limits.

"When our fish stocks are declining, we decrease catch limits, and in some cases, if it’s necessary we will close the fishery, like the Kaipara Harbour. As the fish stocks recover we can increase the amount people catch.

"While the closure is currently open-ended, we will continue to review the closure as results from further research becomes available. A broader focus to address issues related to the habitat in the Kaipara Harbour will also be required to restore the fishery" says Mr Anderson.

The Kaipara Harbour is closed under section 11 of the Fisheries Act, and the closure has been effective since 23 October 2018.
They also state that bed will remain closed for an indefinite period as the bed is not recovering.


Southern Scallop Fishery and Port Underwood
•The Marlborough Sounds, Tasman Bay, Golden Bay and Port Underwood are closed to scallop fishing from 15 July 2018 until further notice.
•The closure applies to both recreational and commercial fishers, and gives the scallop beds time to rest and recover.
•No person may take or possess scallops from the areas marked in red on the map.
•If convicted, a penalty of up to $100,000 and forfeiture of any equipment used in the offending applies.

They also stated that it would probably take 2 or more years before they the scallop beds might be in a position to open.

So much for the local voluntary commercial no take declaration which excluded N.P. wellington and Nelson commercial fisher operators.


Date: 15 Oct 2018
MASSIVE ILLEGAL HAUL OF PAU



A joint Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and NZ Police checkpoint in Taranaki has uncovered a massive illegal haul of pāua, the majority of which were undersized.

MPI fishery officers and police stopped and inspected cars travelling on State Highway 45 near Okato last week to coincide with low spring tides – an event that traditionally sees large numbers of people take excessive amounts of shell fish, particularly pāua.

MPI spokesman Jason Howat says the south Taranaki coastline is an area of high risk of offending, in part, due to its isolation and vastness.

He says a number of people received warnings and infringements for exceeding the daily limit of pāua and kina and for taking undersized pāua.

"What was staggering was the discovery of 4 people with a total of 736 pāua, 703 of which were undersized. Investigations are continuing into this. A vehicle used in this offending was seized by fishery officers. The people involved will likely face serious fisheries charges," says Mr Howat.

"This was an extremely disappointing discovery particularly given the fact that the Taranaki region has a lower minimum legal size catch limit (85mm) than the rest of the country. This is because the Taranaki pāua are naturally small and never reach the minimum legal size of 125mm that applies to the rest of the country.

"They also mature and breed at a much smaller size. So they are particularly vulnerable from the outset."

Mr Howat says the 2-day checkpoint also resulted in one set net being seized and a number of people being given infringements and fines totalling $1750 for taking undersized and excess pāua as well excess kina.

"These checkpoints are very worthwhile for both MPI and Police. From MPI’s point of view, we have a job to protect the sustainability of our local fisheries resource. Abusing our fisheries and taking in excess of the daily limit for any fish or shellfish is never acceptable.

"On top of that, providing and sustaining a black market for those who are taking illegally, will not be tolerated."

Fishery officers returned all of the shellfish to the sea.
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 01:22 PM

Additionally it was good to see the people did rise up and voted them out off OFFICE.

 

They are also, the new government will be  making the Marlborough Sounds an exclusive recreational fishers and shell fish fishers / gathers only  park banning all commercial fishing / trawling  and new bag limits for all fish species and  [ scallops / shell fish when ever that may be.]


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 08:24 AM

Good to see penalties for those that break the rules. Interesting dilemma when buying a boat as how do you check on such a possible confiscation/forfeiture? Good to see that the old “it is not mine anymore I sold it to a guy down the pub excuse’ won’t prevent a vessel being confiscated.
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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:41 AM

Good to see that the old “it is not mine anymore I sold it to a guy down the pub excuse’ won’t prevent a vessel being confiscated.

 

What possible good can come from Councils penalising innocent people for the actions of others?


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