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Salmon crisis prompts rule changes

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Faced with continual decline in the sea run salmon fishery, the two Canterbury Fish & Game regions have voted this week to align most of their salmon regulations.

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Tough new rules to clean up water welcomed

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcome that the Government's plan to halt the decline in water quality and improve rivers, lakes and streams will be announced in August.

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Fish & Game welcome Budget 2019 announcements

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcome the Budget 2019 announcement of a $229 million Sustainable Land Use package.

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Startling admission from ORC Chair

An admission by Otago Regional Council Chair Stephen Woodhead that they will probably not meet the deadline to implement current freshwater national standards is concerning, Fish & Game New Zealand...

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Fish & Game NZ welcome investigation into ORC RMA practices

Fish and Game New Zealand welcomes the decision by Environment Minister David Parker to appoint a formal investigator to assess Otago Regional Council’s performance of their RMA functions in relation...

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Government’s Tourism Strategy

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Fish & Game New Zealand welcomes the Government’s New Zealand-Aotearoa Government Tourism Strategy, which sets out a plan to better manage the challenges of growth on the environment.

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Canterbury water testing alarming

Fish & Game are concerned that Environment Canterbury’s latest groundwater survey shows ninety-five per cent of Canterbury’s monitored wells have nitrate levels worse or no better than those ten years ago.

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Hunters, great prizes for returning duck band details

Rob Williams from Hunting and Fishing New Zealand shows off the jacket prize.

Game bird hunters are again being offered some "very appealing" incentives to take part in one of Fish & Game’s longest-running scientific research programmes.

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Praise for ‘majority’ of hunters who stuck to game bird rules

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Fish & Game says that as predicted, the opening of the new game bird season in the large Eastern Region produced “mixed fortunes” for hunters.

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Fish & Game hails ‘safe’ start to game bird season

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Fish & Game has applauded duck hunters for a “safe and compliant” start to the new season that began early yesterday morning.

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Eastern fish & Game: swot the rules & regs before you head out hunting

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Staff in Fish & Game’s Eastern Region say with the countdown starting to the new game bird season, hunters are urged to make sure they’re familiar with changes to both...

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Chris Dore Fishing Report for Reel Life April 2019

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Southern extensions Well, a very wet close to our southern season here, however there's plenty more fishing to come.

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Creasy's Column for Reel Life April 2019

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Graeme Marshall Fishing Report for Reel Life April 2019

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South Canterbury Report

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury

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Welcome anglers to the final weekly fishing report for the current season.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 24-04-19

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We have made it to the last weekly report for the season and the last day of the “summer season” is fast approaching on Tuesday the 30th of April.

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Safety ‘crucial’ this game bird season

Dr Phil Lavretsky waits for incoming birds during a sunset hunt in Canterbury4.

Game bird hunters will be in the public eye “as never before” when the new hunting season opens – and safety measures have never been more important.

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Otago Fish & Game finds mallards ducking for cover

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Otago Fish & Game officer Paul van Klink has just completed the annual mallard monitoring flights over coastal and South Otago.

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Fish & Game’s ‘offbeat’ school holiday entertainment

Children are capitivated by the sight of fish darting in all directions at the Lake Pupuke releases.

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game staff are preparing to deliver some “wild” school holiday entertainment at Lake Pupuke next week.

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Have a go at trout fishing with a ‘well priced’ licence

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With cooler weather now kicking in, Fish & Game says there’s plenty of opportunity for trout fishing ahead for those yet to buy a fishing licence.

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