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Coromandel locals lash out over commercial scallop dredging during rahui

Anger has erupted over commercial fishing boats dredging for scallops in the Coromandel during an iwi-imposed rahui and as a formal proposal to ban the practice for two years is considered. One upset local warned there would be ”punch-ups” if the situation wasn’t fixed. Recreational fishers have avoided taking scallops to allow the beds to […]

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Fish rage: Locals block wharf after fishermen filmed with ‘thousands’ of pink maomao in bins in Tairua

Tairua residents blocked access to their main wharf and turned out in numbers today after footage of alleged “wholesale slaughter” of an elusive and unprotected fish species was caught on camera. Pink Maomao, also called Longfin Perch, is a species of sea bass not included in any recreational catch limits. Recreational fishing lobby Legasea was […]