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Dtwo, fair comment complaint made, well done. 

 

 

I'm not saying taking undersize is right but the point I am making is about shaming people and throwing them into the stocks on the internet based on assertions. Now you may be 100% correct but the point is how do i know you're not someone with a grudge? That guy has his boat all over the net but you are well.... anonymous? I dislike the Stasi mentality that our camera/social media world encourages. I am not a fisho but to me it is theft to take more than you need.

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Auckland Fishery officers are seeking the public’s help following reports of a large number of dead snapper seen floating in the Hauraki Gulf.


On Saturday 18 January 2020 at 2pm, MPI received information about approximately 100 dead snapper found floating in the area North of Waiheke Island. Fishery officers would like to speak with anyone who saw the dead fish around this time.


At this point we are in very early stages of our enquiries and are appealing to the public to report any activity that could have contributed to the dead snapper.



We are very thankful to members of the public for contacting MPI and we urge anyone who with information about this incident or any other suspicious fishing activity to call our 0800 4 POACHER line (0800 47 62 24) or email ncc@mpi.govt.nz to report it.




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Been having a discussion fish mounting,sure a 15lber looks nice on the wall of fame,but what a waste of meat. Argument

was I caught it I can do what I like with it,fair enough.

 

Back to topic,speak up,may not no the rules(cough cough) but 0800 poacher is a start. Approaching someone Hmm could take a chance but is the verbal warranted to ruin your day??

 

a week ago watched a charter operator releasing clients fish,disgusted and spoke up and got told to Foff and mind my own business.

grab fish rip hook out throw back,all under size,mania mussel farm ,mean while nephew I and didnt need to measure. 3 each was more than enough. average 6lb snapper. Starting to feed as spawn is over.

 

Auckland is getting to violent to approach / challenge strangers, could get a blast from hidden shot gun, knifed, boat hook in the eye. Have cell phone  take photo, video them with a witness ph immediately f officers 0800 poacher, get photo of rubber duckie brand name motor also could be more than one boat with names on boats these days. View by binoculars with a third party also to see  and verify size.

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Yes I agree you’ve got to have a brave disposition to tackle anyone these days. A frw months back a friend of mine challenged a family who had set up an open fire & bbq on one of the banned Hauraki gulf islands (almost right next to the No Fires sign). Their response came in 2 parts.... part 1 was both the parents verbally abiding him happily swearing like troopers in front of their young kids (what an example). Part 2 was a few hours later when he was anchored in a bay on his own a few miles away - he was given below when he saw the same family approach his boat in their launch and then fire a traditional starting cannon at his boat from their stern platform. Even better example for the kids. He reported both incidents to DOC and Police. The offending launch is berthed at GH Marina.

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I'm sure you can get a feed in Fitzroy,  always found it hard work myself but why bother when just outside the entrance are the mussel farms. OMG 2 weeks back 1 hr aft sunrise on pilchards, flasher rig  Bang, Bang, Bang, all big fish. We stopped at 3 each took maybe 20 minutes.  

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Use common sense no one is going to appreciate a nosy do gooder telling them their fish are small or they have a fire. Especially in front of their mates or family. Online moral grandstanding showing the world how virtuous your are is also a waste of time, call the agencies who can do something. I can assure you that someone who is knowingly breaking the law and has some respect for it will change behaviour if you are making it obvious that you will report them. The others, they are on the crim side of the scale and dont care. 

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Use common sense no one is going to appreciate a nosy do gooder telling them their fish are small or they have a fire. Especially in front of their mates or family. Online moral grandstanding showing the world how virtuous your are is also a waste of time, call the agencies who can do something. I can assure you that someone who is knowingly breaking the law and has some respect for it will change behaviour if you are making it obvious that you will report them. The others, they are on the crim side of the scale and dont care.

But what about doing the right thing?

 

We all know the best way to effect change in bad behaviour (from fishing habits to drinking & driving to smoking etc) is not via calling ‘the agencies’ but by the bravery of peer pressure.

 

Your attitude belongs with the dinosaurs.

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I'm a dino alright, but common sense means its probably best not to approach drunks who could get violent and usually people react badly if they feel they're being scolded by a self righteous knob. Being polite goes a long way to getting the message across and if people cant deal with it on that level then getting abusive or rude will not work. 

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And more fish being stolen from the public,at least MPI are doing something about it,but what will the courts decide??

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/01/boats-and-cash-seized-after-mpi-investigation-into-alleged-illegal-fishing-ring.html?fbclid=IwAR2EQaIi8gb_zhSg8UyTNGkY7GjlBimFb7xwMo7BGwtQer8lhnzMo8mcyjw

 

A group of commercial fishers in the Thames region are being accused of under-reporting catches and illegally selling snapper to an Auckland fish supply business.

The allegations come after an investigation by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Eight people face prosecution after fishery officers searched five locations - including three residential properties across Auckland and Waikato - in December, according to MPI. 

Six commercial fishing vessels, a refrigerated truck and $25,000 in cash were seized during the searches.

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I'm a dino alright, but common sense means its probably best not to approach drunks who could get violent and usually people react badly if they feel they're being scolded by a self righteous knob. Being polite goes a long way to getting the message across and if people cant deal with it on that level then getting abusive or rude will not work.

In the example I gave, my friend was very polite when he pointed out they were in a fire ban area. It was reaction of the wrong-doers themselves that was unexpectedly aggressive (swearing & shouting and later firing a cannon at him). It’s not like he was challenging a large group of drunk kids on a Saturday night - it was a ‘normal’ looking 2+2 family. Hence the point about unpredictable reactions. Sadly.

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