A major role of Fish & Game New Zealand is to protect the habitat of sports fish and game birds.

This includes lobbying for appropriate environmental policies, developing and enhancing wetlands, providing advice, advocating for clean water and environmentally sustainable farming practices.

Another goal is to improve awareness of New Zealand’s outstanding but threatened freshwater resources. This work benefits anyone who values quality water and wetland environments, and the many species that live in these places.

We draw on a wide range of information sources, including the latest science and research, to manage recreational angling and hunting – and protect, maintain and enhance freshwater sports fish and game bird populations for future generations.

In this section you can read more about our work to protect the environment. It includes information on the role that anglers, hunters, landowners and everyone else can play.