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Fish & Game says Government must heed young New Zealanders and act on clean water petition

Fish & Game is calling on the government to act for all New Zealanders and heed the public petition on clean water presented to politicians at Parliament on Tuesday.

Planned lowland waterways closure forced by environmental degradation, says Fish & Game

North Canterbury Fish & Game says the proposed ban on winter sports fishing in the lowland waterways is a regrettable measure which comes as the result of long term environmental degradation – seen in silted up streams, lower flows and falling water quality – rather than any overfishing.

Threatened environment to benefit from game bird hunting licence sales

Game bird hunting licences are going on sale (March 17) with some of the money raised from the sales going towards preserving New Zealand’s shrinking wetlands.

Fish & Game applauds Landcorp environmental lead

Fish & Game has applauded the decision by the country’s largest farming company to significantly scale back its plans to turn forests near Taupo into dairy farms.

Wetland birds die in botulism outbreak

A botulism outbreak at an internationally significant wetland just south of Auckland has killed hundreds of game and migratory birds including some endangered species.

Fish & Game critical of "weak" government response to poor water quality

Fish & Game is critical of the government’s just-released consultation document on fresh water, saying overall it will weaken not strengthen existing environmental protection and is a smokescreen to hide backdoor efforts to undermine the Resource Management Act and Water Conservation Orders.

Hawke's Bay Regional Council under fire for river stand

The group asking for a Water Conservation Order for Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers is disappointed the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has come out against the initiative, describing the move as “baffling.”

Fishing hots up at Lake Rotorua stream mouths

The fishing at Lake Rotorua stream mouths is firing for anglers as trout congregate at the cool water coming out of the streams.

Game bird hunters raise money to support World Wetlands Day

New Zealanders who want to help protect some of the country’s most important environmental areas are urged to buy the latest Fish & Game habitat stamp being launched today (Tuesday 2 Feb, 2016) to mark World Wetlands Day.

Fish & Game leads community effort to save threatened Marlborough wetland

Marlborough’s largest surviving wetland is being restored through the efforts of hunters, an international winemaker, Fish & Game, DoC and conservation minded community volunteers.