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Fishing at Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
Fishing at Kaiteriteri, New Zealand

Oceans & Fisheries

New Zealand has one of the best fisheries management regimes in the world, based on transferable quota. We are rebuilding stocks depleted by past over-fishing.

But there are tensions between commercial and recreational fishers over shared fisheries. There are concerns over bottom-trawling and bycatch of seabirds and marine mammals.

And there is controversy over how the oceans should be allocated between fishers, marine farming, and marine reserves.

Ecologic believes that solutions can be found by working together.

Read more:

Oceans & fisheries overview

Threats to NZ's oceans

A better deal for recreational fishing

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