Tag: Fresh Water

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Endangered Eels find refuge in hunter-created wetlands

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Southland Fish and Game research has revealed just how important hunter-created wetlands are for our native fish species.

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Precautionary Closure to Upper Tekapo Canal Trout Fishery

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Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries will lead to a precautionary closure during the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Licence photo competition winner announced

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A stunning late afternoon photo of a boy and his uncle fishing has won the inaugural Fish & Game NZ Fishing Licence photo competition.

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South Island salmon harvest survey to start

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South Island salmon anglers are being asked for their help in the first east coast wide salmon harvest survey.

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Water pollution remains a major concern for New Zealanders

Pollution of our rivers and lakes remains one of New Zealanders' top two concerns, according to new public opinion poll results released today by Fish & Game New Zealand.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 31st January 2020

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the forecast does not look great this weekend.

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Proposed Anglers Notice changes for Southland 2020-2022

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The Southland Fish & Game Council is reviewing the Angler's Notice that sets rules for fishing for trout and salmon in the Southland Region for the season beginning October 2020,...

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New Zealanders deserve fresh, clean water - Govt needs to deliver

Today's Government announcement has the potential to fix New Zealand's freshwater pollution crisis - but only if the right options are selected, Fish & Game New Zealand Chief Executive Martin...

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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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Fish and Game staff concerned at the state of Manuherikia River

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Fish & Game staff, council and community representatives, have taken a close look at the Manuherikia River.

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Fish and Game welcomes Environment and Water Pollution Tax Proposals

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Fish and Game is welcoming recommendations for environment, pollution and water extraction taxes, saying New Zealanders want change now.

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“A great day for outdoor lovers, conservation and the environment” - Fish and Game welcomes the halt

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Fish and Game is welcoming the government’s move to end tenure review of the South Island high country, saying the controversial process has cost New Zealanders dearly.

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Be Careful Where You Escape From The Heatwave Fish & Game Warns

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As New Zealand swelters though this week’s heatwave, people are being warned to be careful where they cool off with nearly 200 rivers, lakes and streams classed as unsafe for...

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Kiwis want tougher water quality rules to protect rivers from polluters

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Over 80 percent of New Zealanders want tougher rules to protect rivers, lakes and streams from pollution.

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Working with nature reaps rewards for farmers

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The awards are given each year to farmers who have made an effort to protect the environment.

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Holiday Warning – Health Threat Posed By Canterbury Rivers

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Scientific testing of popular Canterbury fishing and swimming rivers has produced disturbing findings, including the presence of dangerous disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistant E. coli.

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Fish and Game backs Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Fish and Game is supporting the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for better ways of assessing and looking after freshwater quality.

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Environmental Disaster Unfolding in Southland and South Otago

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Fish and Game is warning that Southland and South Otago are facing another season of environmental damage and animal welfare issues as farmers continue to flout winter crop growing guidelines.

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“The wait is over” Fish & Game welcomes Government’s plan to improve water quality

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Fish and Game is welcoming the government’s just announced plan to tackle water quality, saying such action is well overdue.

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Water Pollution Remains Major Concern For New Zealanders

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Pollution of our rivers and lakes is one of New Zealanders’ top two concerns, according to public opinion poll results.

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