Govt Action On Clean Water Needs Your Help

The Government has announced its proposed new freshwater policy and much of it looks promising. The proposals will go a long way to restore waterways in New Zealand by curbing pollution and improving protection for wetland habitats – but there are some risks.

As you know, trout and salmon are valued species for a huge number of New Zealanders. They provide an incredible recreational resource and support a thriving tourism industry, as well as engendering significant environmental advocacy.

That's why we need you to submit.

Together, we need to make the case for specific recognition of trout and salmon to ensure this valuable resource is properly provided for in the new standards to protect water quality.

As well as this, as a country we need proper safeguards to protect our waterways from further pollution and exploitation, so they are safe for swimming, fishing and gathering food.

Your experience as an angler and/or game bird hunter means you are best placed to help the Government and let them know how water quality can be protected.

The three things to push for during this consultation:

  • Nationally-set standards not industry set standards
  • Nitrogen cap
  • Recognition of trout and salmon in the proposed fresh water policy

We have put up a website to help you make a submission: Please share this with your friends, family, fellow hunters and anglers, and anyone you know that has an interest in protecting our water.

It's so important to make sure the Government hears more voices from hunters and anglers.