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Meet the future - what water samples can tell us about trout and salmon

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Imagine being able to scoop water out of a river and tell if fish live upstream, what species they are and if they’re reproducing?

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Budget’s Environmental Commitments Welcome

Fish and Game is welcoming the budget, saying it signals a solid intention to turn around years of environmental degradation.

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“Well done” – Fish & Game congratulates farm environment award winners

Fish & Game is congratulating the winners of recent farming awards, saying they are leading the way in showing the agriculture industry that it is possible to look after the...

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Dairy Industry Review ‘confused and contradictory’

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Fish & Game says the Agriculture Minister’s just-announced review of the dairy industry legislation is “confused and contradictory.”

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Fish & Game officers seize eight shotguns in Bay of Plenty

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Fish & Game officers have taken a hard line on hunting offences at the opening of the new game bird season near Whakatane – seizing eight shotguns worth a total...

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‘Good hunting ahead’ says Fish & Game

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Fish & Game Eastern staff are confident that some good hunting lies ahead for hunters with “plenty of birds around.”

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Fish & Game hails hunters' safe start to duck season

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Hunters are being praised for their safe start to the game bird hunting season, with no injuries over the Opening Weekend.

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Govt water quality commitment ‘well overdue'

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Fish & Game has welcomed the government’s intention to develop a new national plan to halt the decline in water quality and improve rivers, lakes and streams.

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Hunters praised for safety focus as new game bird season starts

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Fish and Game staff say that most hunters encountered in a large-scale ranging operation were “more than happy” with their start to the new game bird season, that began early...

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Safety ‘number one priority’ this game bird season

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Game bird hunters are being urged to make safety their number one priority when the new hunting season opens this weekend Saturday 5 May.

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Police join forces with Fish & Game rangers in safe hunting initiative

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Fish & Game and police are joining forces this weekend for the opening of the game bird hunting season to encourage safety and enforce hunting and firearm laws.

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Fish & Game welcomes National Party turnaround on environment

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Fish & Game is welcoming National Party leader Simon Bridges’ pledge to “reset” the party’s environmental policies, saying it is good to see him finally acknowledge the new political reality...

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NZFFA Report for Reel Life April 2018

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TOO MUCH, TOO MANY, TOO LITTLE

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Hugh Creasy Column for Reel Life April 2018

Creasy’s Column – by Hugh Creasy

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Do it now - Duck hunters urged not to leave licence purchase until last minute

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Amid predictions of a good duck hunting season, game bird hunters are being encouraged to abandon their usual habit of buying a hunting licence at the last minute.

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Aquatic weed spraying notice – Rotorua Lakes

Fish & Game has been advised by environmental planners Boffa Miskell that aquatic weed spaying on behalf of Environment Bay of Plenty will begin on Monday April 30th 2018.

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Urgent action needed after report’s wake up call

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Fish & Game has called for urgent government action on what it describes as a “sobering” official report showing wetlands, forests and waterways are coming under increasing pressure from unsustainable development.

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Steady on – call for cap on tourism numbers in New Zealand high country

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Fish & Game is calling on the Government to curb tourism numbers in the South Island high country, saying the pressure is now so high, it’s harming the environment and...

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Poacher pays ‘high price’ for trout from hatchery

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Trout poached from Fish & Game’s Ngongotaha hatchery were “anything but a free feed” for a Rotorua teenager who has paid dearly for his catch.

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Fish & Game dismisses ‘nonsense' claims about irrigation schemes

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Fish & Game has dismissed as “nonsense” Irrigation New Zealand’s claims that irrigation is good for the environment.The claims have been made by Irrigation New Zealand head Andrew Curtis, who...

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