FORGET DIDYMO THIS IS WORSE

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Dave
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Re: FORGET DIDYMO THIS IS WORSE

Post by Dave » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:10 pm

Not looking so bad after going to the select committee according to F&G.

"Dear licence holder,
Just a quick note to update you on the Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Bill which has reported back from Parliament's Environment Committee today.
Like you, Fish & Game had some serious concerns when this Bill was introduced into Parliament.
However, I am very pleased to report that the Bill is now in a much better shape that Fish & Game New Zealand can now support!
By working with the Select Committee and the Department of Conservation, we have addressed most of the potentially negative impacts on Fish & Game's interests and the sports fishery we manage on behalf of all New Zealanders.
Fish & Game shares the goal of protecting and promoting indigenous freshwater fish conservation. New Zealand's indigenous fish would be far worse off if Fish & Game did not advocate vigorously for freshwater fish habitat over the last 20 years.
Fish & Game has bought, built and restored many wetlands. We have spent millions of dollars fighting for and winning Water Conservation Orders, opposing environmentally hostile resource consents and Regional Plans, and exposing intensive agriculture's adverse environmental effects. This has benefited all fish in New Zealand's freshwaters.
Fish & Game were concerned that the Bill would, among other things, give freshwater management plans priority over Fish & Game plans; alter restrictions on the taking, possessing or selling of sports fish under Treaty settlements; and reduce Fish & Game's right to be consulted over the introduction or release of fish.
Thanks to Fish & Game's strong advocacy, two of the three concerns have been removed from the Bill. While the Treaty clause has remained, we are confident that with further advocacy; this clause will not impact on our sports fishery in the future.
We committed to delivering on our statutory goal of managing the sports fishery for the benefit of all New Zealanders, now and into the future so you, your children and their children can continue to catch a fish.
The Select Committee report can be read at: https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-N ... 60c1ba2f17.
Kind regards,
Martin Taylor
Chief Executive
Fish & Game New Zealand"



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fraser hocks
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Re: FORGET DIDYMO THIS IS WORSE

Post by fraser hocks » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:31 am

Nice to see the powers that be have listened to the people affected concerns.

I just hope the similar happens with our local government over their latest submission to district council. They want to get consent to allow "accidental" sewerage discharges into the rivers and lakes for the next 35 years". Thankfully myself and a couple of other club members are civil engineers by trade and have pulled together an objection to the submission on behalf of the club. Lets see how this one pans out? Iv spoken to district council and they say that they have been flooded with submissions, so fingers crossed.


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TIDDLER
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Re: FORGET DIDYMO THIS IS WORSE

Post by TIDDLER » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:44 pm

THANKS FOR PUTTING THAT UP DAVE . GOOD TO SEE THE SYSTEM IS WORKING THE WAY IT SHOULD !



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Re: FORGET DIDYMO THIS IS WORSE

Post by Johnno » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:12 am

Still concerned with regards to the treaty clause... that bothers me...



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flyfish
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Re: FORGET DIDYMO THIS IS WORSE

Post by flyfish » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:15 pm

Johnno wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:12 am
Still concerned with regards to the treaty clause... that bothers me...
Totally agree...



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