Seafood New Zealand and our Ministry for Primary Industries tell us that we have a sustainable fishery, but many hapū, marine scientists and ANYONE trying to catch fish without commercial fishing equipment say it’s getting harder and harder to catch and eat fish, crays, and shellfish around the coast of Aotearoa. Join TIm and Waveney as they explore who’s right and how to make sure the fish you eat is not leading to the extinction of Maui’s dolphins or our unique seabirds or trawling through and destroying the seafloor ecosystem. Dig deeper with the associated how to Save the World blog: https://www.howtosavetheworld.nz/blog/is-it-ok-to-eat-fish-in-new-zealand.
Links and resources:
- Rescue Fish petition: https://rescuefish.co.nz/ (from LegaSea)
- Zero By Catch pledge: https://www.forestandbird.org.nz/campaigns/zero-bycatch
- The Price of Fish Documentary, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIQNDYoymMU (from LegaSea).
- Best Fish Guide, http://bestfishguide.org.nz/ (from Forest & Bird)
- LegaSea (New Zealand Sport Fishing Council)
- Manifesto for inshore fisheries: https://legasea.co.nz/about-us/what-is-legasea/manifesto/
- Briefing for incoming ministers (Forest & Bird’s most succinct summary of the issues and proposition for change) https://www.forestandbird.org.nz/sites/default/files/2021-02/Forest%20%26%20Bird%20Briefing%20to%20the%20Incoming%20Government%202021.pdf