All fishers; commercial, customary and recreational, have a responsibility to look after the resource they use and gain benefits from. Beyond simple fishing regulations regarding size and bag limits there are best practice principles that function in the realm of kaitiakitanga.
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No longer is the phrase true ‘plenty more fish in the sea’ as we realise globally our fish stocks are rapidly declining from over fishing and negative impacts on the ocean environment.
We must change our thinking and our ways. Kaitiakitanga or guardianship should be in every fisher’s conscience as they gather from, fish in, and interact with our ocean habitats.   
The FishCare principles and practices are not difficult to implement. Everyone will find something to improve in their approach to fishing to contribute to a healthy, vibrant inshore fishery.


Our vision

An abundant fishery enjoyed by today and by future generations. It takes time to rebuild and restore a fishery to abundance but the more people who adopt these principles, the faster we can make a difference.

With our population projected to increase and an increase of pressure on fish stocks globally, it is essential that today more than ever we adopt best practice fishing methods. From selective fishing methods to releasing techniques to utilising as much of each fish we catch, there is much we can do to better value, protect and rebuild our inshore fishery.


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Sponsors

 

LegaSea would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following sponsors:


   

 

Lou and Iris Fisher Charitable Trust