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Rec fishers lose out while Sanford and co win

Rec fishers lose out while Sanford and co win

Big fishing companies are the winners and average Kiwi fishers the losers out of changes to snapper fishing limits and bag sizes that come into force today, Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says.

“As always with National it’s their mates the big fish that win. It’s no different with snapper.

“From today rec fishers have to take home smaller bag sizes and throw back more fish because the size limit has increased.

“What’s changed for commercial fishers? Nothing. That’s because National is good mates with fishing companies, especially Sanford where National Party President Peter Goodfellow is a director.

“Labour wants to preserve our snapper fishery for future generations but in doing so we will put the interests of recreational fishers first,” Damien O’Connor says.

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