Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Freshwater Anglers find DOC’s 1080 response ‘disingenuous’

19th February 2014

Freshwater Anglers find DOC’s 1080 response ‘disingenuous’

"The comments made by Kevin O'Connor, DOC Deputy Director General, in response to the Federation's call for robust research on the risks of secondary poisoning of trout by mice which have ingested 1080, are disingenuous," says David Haynes, President of the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers.

There is no peer-reviewed, robust research that is publicly available on this subject area, Haynes re-iterated. "I think Kevin has confused research on eels and the effects of 1080 dissolved in the water column with trout eating poisoned mice. As a Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a former research scientist and, more importantly, being blessed with a modicum of common sense I can tell you they are not the same."

Haynes acknowledged the Royal Society of NZ 2005 research undertaken for Ngai Tahu on the effects of eels eating poisoned possum flesh which, whilst showing relatively marginal effects within a laboratory environment, nevertheless concluded that eels from the study had over twelve times the permissible limit of 1080 residues as specified by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority.

Mr. Haynes is engaged in ongoing talks with Lou Sanson, Director General of DoC, to discuss funding and resources for research into this area.

David Haynes
President
New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers
www.nzffa.net
www.facebook.com/NZFFA

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Hager Revelations: Inquiry Into NZSIS Release Of Goff Docs

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS), Cheryl Gwyn, announced today that she would be instituting an inquiry concerning allegations that the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) might have released official information to Mr Cameron Slater, regarding briefings provided to the then Leader of the Opposition, for political purposes...

“I am satisfied there is a sufficient public interest justifying the commencement of an own-motion inquiry into the substance of the issues raised with my Office,” said Ms Gwyn. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Fish Pun Warning: By Hoki! It’s Labour’s Fisheries Policy

A Labour Government will protect the iconic Kiwi tradition of fishing by improving access to the coast, protecting the rights of recreational fishers and reviewing snapper restrictions, Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. More>>

ALSO:

It's Official: Governor General Gives Direction To Conduct Election

The Governor General has signed the writ directing the Electoral Commission to conduct the General Election on 20 September 2014. This is the formal authority to run the 2014 election, and enables candidate nominations to open tomorrow Thursday 21 August 2014. More>>

Gordon Campbell: No More Mr Nice Guy

When future historians seek to identify the exact moment when the prime ministerial career of John Key hit the downward slope, they may well point to Key’s interview yesterday with Guyon Espiner on RNZ’s Morning Report. More>>

ALSO:

Dirty (Politics) Weekend: Collins’ Admission Reason For Key To Act

"Despite claiming that the evidence about her in Nicky Hager's book was ‘false’ Judith Collins has now been forced to admit that she did send information about a Ministerial Services staff member to Cameron Slater for him to use in a baseless smear campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Potential Disasters: Underground Coal Fire On Denniston Plateau

Forest & Bird says one or more coal fires have broken out beneath the Denniston Plateau, and that the Department of Conservation (DOC) must stop Bathurst Resources’ preparatory mining work going on there until the fire or fires are extinguished. More>>

ALSO:

Bikes: Nats Plan $100 Million For Urban Cycleways

Prime Minister John Key has today announced $100 million in new funding will be made available over the next four years to accelerate cycleways in urban centres. More>>

ALSO:

New Tax Bracket, Child Poverty Fund: Greens Launch Billion Dollar Plan To Reduce Child Poverty

The Green Party has launched a billion dollar package to significantly reduce child poverty in New Zealand. The details of the plan were released at the party’s campaign launch in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news