Tag: Fresh Water
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Regional council must act on deadly botulism outbreaks
An outbreak of avian botulism in Waikato’s Whangamarino wetland that has killed thousands of waterfowl including some rare indigenous species is yet another wake-up call for urgent action, says Fish...
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River guardians back in the water
Fish & Game has launched a diving programme to monitor New Zealand’s trout populations and assess the health of the nation’s waterways.
Conservation Week is an opportunity to applaud the "massive" environmental effort by anglers and hun
Conservation Week (September 5-11) is an opportunity to applaud the significant environmental effort invested by anglers and hunters throughout the country, says Fish & Game NZ.
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Salmonid Ecology Scholarship launched
A scholarship for a PhD student undertaking research into the ecology, conservation and management of trout and trout fisheries has been set up in the name of the late...
Research project reaches 20-pound milestone
Angler Scott Miller landed a huge 20-pound (9kg) brown trout in the Tekapo Canal in April 2022, catching the attention of Central South Island Fish & Game.
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Corina Jordan lands ‘dream’ role as New Zealand Fish and Game Council chief executive
New Zealand Fish and Game Council has appointed Corina Jordan to the position of chief executive.
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‘Significantly’ More Work Needed To Remedy Environment Woes – Fish & Game
Fish & Game says the latest stocktake of the New Zealand environment points to significantly more work being required to improve water quality and reverse wetland loss.
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Every Wetland Counts
Eleven organisations call for doubling wetland extent by 2050
Positives found in High Court loss on Lindis
Otago Fish and Game Council is considering the implications of a judgement from the High Court where its appeal against the Lindis River Environment Court decision was not upheld.
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Fish & Game Supports Calls for Forestry Re-Focus
Fish & Game NZ is supporting calls for an urgent rethink on the rapid proliferation of exotic forests currently being supported by central government, and instead, refocus on native plantings...
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2021 Fish & Game Election Results
Anglers and hunters across New Zealand have had their say, and the results are now in for the 2021 Fish & Game Election.
Anglers hit the water in numbers for Opening Day
Thousands of anglers across the country headed out before dawn this morning to start the 2021/22 sports fishing season.
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New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery
To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in...
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Nutrients In Rivers - How Much Is Too Much?
Top New Zealand freshwater scientists have answered the question of how much nutrients should be permitted in our rivers to maintain ecosystem health.
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Endangered Eels find refuge in hunter-created wetlands
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
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
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
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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