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About Fish & Game

Fish & Game New Zealand manages, maintains and enhances sports fish and game birds and their habitats in the best long-term interests of present and future generations of anglers and hunters.

Fish & Game NZ is everyone who buys a fishing or hunting licence – we are a ‘user pays, user says’ non-profit organisation that receives no government or taxpayer money. An important difference between Fish & Game New Zealand and other public organisations is that Fish & Game is run by councils elected by the people who buy licences.

What Does Fish & Game Do

Fish & Game NZ manages, maintains and enhances sports fish and game birds and their habitats in the best long-term interests of present and future generations of anglers and hunters.

Fish & Game Structure

Fish & Game New Zealand is the collective brand name of the New Zealand Fish & Game Council and 12 regional Fish & Game Councils.

About NZ Council

The New Zealand Government expects Fish & Game NZ to look after fish and game management and to oversee the effective management of NZ sports fish and game resources carried out by 12 regions.

Our Research

Here you'll find Fish & Game's past and current research projects.

Protecting Kiwi Values - F&G position statements

Because of our strong stance on the need to protect freshwater quality - crucial for sport fish and game bird habitat - as well as the right of the general public to access lakes, rivers and wetlands for recreational enjoyment, Fish & Game plays a central roll in protecting core Kiwi values.

Fish & Game FAQs

In this section you can find out the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Fish & Game New Zealand and the role they play in managing New Zealand's fish and game resource for future generations to enjoy.