URGENT – DOC WHITEBAIT CONSULTATION SUBMISSION PROCESS
It is important that all whitebaiters and friends/family of whitebaiters make a submission on this document which contains proposals which could severely limit, or, in many cases, end your whitebaiting.
Submissions must be in to DOC by 2nd March!
There are several ways to make your submission:
Click here to complete the DOC online submission (detailed and takes time)
Write to DOC with your views (see West Coast Whitebaiters submission ideas on this website)
Postal: PO Box 10420, Wellington
West Coast Whitebait & Whitebaiting
We assist our members by providing information and news on whitebait fishing, legislation issues and charges on the West Coast of New Zealand, as well as general advice about whitebaiting.
For any comments or queries, or if you would like to advertise on our site, you’re welcome to make contact with us.
This video about whitebaiting was shot on the Waitangi River, Whataroa, and features Peter, a long-time whitebait fisher. It’s a passion of Peter’s to fish the whitebait season each year, doing so in all kinds of weather, while observing the whitebaiting regulations. Peter, like many families in this area, have fished since they were very young. They grew up with it. Whitebaiting is a past-time and a way of life which should be enjoyed by all.