Do you want to help protect fish and game species for future generations to enjoy? Are you happy with how your licence fee is spent? Do you want to put something back into the fish and game resource?
Fish & Game councils are elected by adult whole season licence holders. We trust you took advantage of the opportunity to have your say about who best represents your fishing and hunting interests at a council meeting, and voted in the elections.
The role of a Fish & Game councillor includes setting fishing and hunting regulations, approving work plans, developing 10-year species management plans, appointing staff, setting policy and promoting fishing and hunting in the community.
One councillor from each of the 12 Fish & Game regions is appointed to the NZ Fish and Game Council, which in consultation with regions recommends licence fees and considers national issues.
All Fish & Game councils provides an essential role in our ‘user pays, user says’ democratic management of sports fish and game birds. This system is unique in the world and relies on anglers and hunters being prepared to stand for election and also voting for who they want on their regional Fish and Game councils.
Here you will find the information for the Fish & Game elections – however, if you require any clarification on any points please contact your local Fish & Game office, or call the Election Helpline on 0800 666 029.