15 Aug 2018

Forest & Bird calls for end to whitebait sales

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 15 August 2018

The whitebaiting season opens today, but Forest and Bird wants a ban on sales. The season runs until the end of November, except on the West Coast of the South Island, where it runs from September 1 to November 14. Forest and Bird says four of the five native fish species are in danger of extinction and commercial whitebaiting should end until numbers recover. Annabeth Cohen is the group's freshwater advocate. She talks to Susie Ferguson.