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Fish & Game manage trout, salmon and game birds to provide healthy recreation for Kiwis.
We work to protect the environment that anglers and hunters have enjoyed as a tradition for over 150 years.
A study has been launched to assess the economic impact of one of New Zealand’s most popular sports fisheries.
It was a "Super Sunday Season Opening Day" for anglers nationwide when the new fishing season opened on Sunday (1 October).
CANTERBURY — The declining state of Canterbury's high country lakes shown in a new Ministry for the Environment report highlights that intensive agriculture should never have been allowed in these sensitive ecosystems, says Fish & Game New Zealand.
TIMARU — A repeat offender dealt with by Fish & Game was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling $3,530 in the Timaru District Court for multiple sports fishing offences committed at the Mackenzie Basin hydro canals.
CANTERBURY — Fish & Game New Zealand is urging regional councils to step up and protect New Zealand’s rivers and lakes by enforcing Water Conservation Orders (WCOs).
The effects of barriers to fish passage on native species and trout in Taranaki, and a recovering kōaro and eel population in Nelson/Marlborough are among the insights gained in an electric fishing research programme carried out by Fish & Game.
New Zealand is losing its way in the fight to protect the health of lakes and rivers, says Fish & Game New Zealand.
WAIKATO — An outbreak of avian botulism in Waikato’s Whangamarino wetland that has killed thousands of waterfowl including some rare indigenous species is yet another wake-up call for urgent action, says Fish & Game New Zealand.
CANTERBURY — A joint Fish & Game ranger training and night-ranging operation held over the weekend of 21-22 January resulted in several sports fishing offences being detected at the Mackenzie hydro canals.
While the sunshine and light winds across the country might have been in the duck's favour, it didn't stop hunters from celebrating the traditional first Saturday in May, the Opening Day of the game bird hunting season.
Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game is urging farmers to make plans now for reducing the damage that can be caused by large flocks of Paradise shelduck, and other game birds.
OTAGO — The new angling season is fast approaching with opening day at the Poolburn Dam being Monday 1 October 2012. Otago Fish and Game have high expectations for a rewarding season following excellent spawning survey results in Poolburn tributaries over the winter months.
Fish & Game NZ says suggested changes to the RMA would be an absolute disaster for the environment.
It's one of the more striking sights you'll see – young tigers leaping about in the shallows at Lake Rotoma on a cold June day.
TAURANGA — Fish & Game Eastern Region says there are some strong environmental, public safety and other factors which make a strong case for requiring the reduction of black swan numbers on Tauranga Harbour.
As the trout spawning season approaches, Fish & Game’s Eastern Region is stepping up its operations to target poachers and anglers fishing illegally.
Fish & Game NZ says a report released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) makes it clear that the time for talk about what’s impacting water quality in New Zealand is over and urgent action is required.
NORTHLAND — Fish & Game believes the disease that has claimed a large number of birds in the vicinity of the Piako River outlet into the Firth of Thames is most likely to be an outbreak of avian botulism.
AUCKLAND — Auckland Waikato Fish & Game is asking landowners and hunters to monitor waterfowl populations on their properties and ponds for any signs of sick or dead birds.
Four people – three men and one woman - wanted by Fish & Game in connection with separate serious poaching offences, are now on the Police wanted list.
SOUTHLAND — Fish & Game believe that a Trustpower scheme to take water from the Rakaia River could have a significant effect on the salmon fishery and the Rakaia mouth yet the power company have failed to properly investigate the consequences of the scheme.
OTAGO — MAF has informed Otago Fish & Game that the hatchery trout infected with the Aeromonas bacteria is not the ‘typical’ strain of the disease.
SOUTHLAND — The tributary rivers of Southland’s major lakes open for the first time this season on November 1st, a date that has long been marked on many of our anglers’ calendars.
Fish & Game NZ welcomes the launch of the new Future Farming Centre at Lincoln University as a bold step towards addressing the environmental impact of agriculture in New Zealand.
HAWKE'S BAY — Lake Tutira’s trout population is about to take a leap with the release of thousands of young trout.
Trout fishers have been urged to make the most of the holiday weekend – to target more of the top-condition fish caught in a great start to the new season.
WAIKATO — The annual Lower Waikato Trout Fishing Contest 2011 turned up a “mammoth” catch of nearly 130 trout – after a big jump in the number of anglers competing.
SOUTHLAND — Southland Fish & Game is very disappointed that the release of 200 trout and salmon into the Te Anau boat harbour for the annual children’s fishing event this labour weekend will have to be cancelled.
OTAGO — Otago Fish & Game has had confirmation from MAF that a yearling trout from the Macraes Hatchery has been positively identified as being infected with the Aeromonas bacteria.
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