27 Oct 2020

Fears West Coast could be closed to whitebaiting

From Morning Report, 8:43 am on 27 October 2020

West Coasters are worried their rivers may be closed to whitebaiting as part of a proposal about to go to the incoming Minister of Conservation.

New research sent to the Department of Conservation shows already healthy rivers are the best candidates for closure, because they can support greater numbers of whitebait.

As fisheries reporter Conan Young reports, that has some coasters worried that yet another natural asset is about to be taken away from them.