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Recreational fishing facing further restrictions as fish stocks diminish

Author Dr Randall Bess said the depletion of some fish stocks and increases in New Zealand's population and tourism numbers meant fishing would increasingly come under threat.

About 600,000 New Zealanders go fishing every year, but New Zealand has no recreational ocean fishing permits or reporting requirements and generous bag limits. This was not sustainable for a population projected to increase from 4.7 million to 6 million by 2060, he said... Read more


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