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 role in protecting core Kiwi values.

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Dairy Farming & The Environment

The following simple facts may help to clarify Fish & Game’s position on this issue.

Water Storage & Irrigation

The adverse effects of agricultural intensification are well understood and are unambiguously evident in the increasing deterioration of water quality and quantity in an increasing number…

Land Access

The access to public recreational resources that we have enjoyed in the past is being eroded through changing land use and changing land ownership.

This section provides topical views and opinions from Fish & Game New Zealand on major sporting, environmental and other issues facing the fishing and game bird hunting communities in New Zealand.

These statements aim to reflect new developments, and new issues will be analysed as they arise.

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