Rob Roney – Introduction
Times are changing and the whitebait fishery is no exception
There is a Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Amendment Bill before Parliament now, commissioned by conservation minister, Eugenie Sage.
- View the Conservation (Indigenous Fisheries Act) 2019.
- Read DoC’s regulatory impact statement on the bill.
- See our responses to these proposed regulatory changes affecting whitebait, including links to the NIWA report and the “Goodman report”.
The West Coast Whitebaiters Association is the only way moving forward – consulting, and negotiating the future of the fishery on behalf of whitebaiters. You need to be part of the association if you care and want to have a fishery for your children and grandchildren to enjoy.
We are sending out flyers and information encouraging people to join the association so that we can head into negotiations with a mighty, united voice, strong and confident that all whitebaiters are behind and supporting us.
Feel free to contact me. (I am not easy to find during the whitebait season.)