Psyche 454 Posted October 26, 2022 Share Posted October 26, 2022 6 hours ago, harrytom said: No issue on customary rights.the issue is fishing in areas that will)maybe locked off to others the reason to lock out is to increase or give stock a chance to recover if they are allowed to harvest then object not being achieved Ok so you acknowledge the legal basis for the decision but are questioning why it ignores the environmental reasons. I cant answer that but I can speculate, by luck or circumstances I think its irrelevant since most of the fishers in the gulf do not appear to be iwi. So their recreational impact is relatively insignificant in comparison to non-iwi. The danger here is the conversation getting dragged into the political arguments etc but I think if it was proven than iwi were having detrimental effect to fishing stocks then I would expect a review. As it stands commercial fisherman and people who routinely exceed their limits in the weekend spanish armada of tinnies and launches that invade the gulf. NZ's biggest city plus massive boat ownership, a fishing culture and a highly polished fishing paraphernalia industry has put enormous pressure on a very limited area. Over the weekend the thought occurred, why not just ban fishing over spawning season at least for the commercial guys Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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