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Thread: Big ups MAF.

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    Big ups MAF.

    The young folk got home from a trip to the coast last night full of stories and a bit of glory!!

    They've being doing a shit load of free diving this spring and have being putting in some hard yards and a fair bit of their coin.

    So anyway as some may not know paua have no blood clotting ability so a cut from a dive knife or any sharp object (Screwdriver ,blade etc) is a death sentence, so if you cut an undersize one getting it off the rock measuring it and returning the paua to its rock it's buggered...

    So back to the story... the young blokes are sittng on the beach sorting their gear and hello hello here come the Maf team... hay guys how did ya go mind if we have a look etc ...then the MAf bloke goes "here you go lads try these (out comes a hand full of bright orange hard rubber scrapper looking things) its got measurment's on it etc and works a treat!!

    hard rubber blunt edges = no cuts = no dead loss

    So bloody well done to Maf for getting this idea out to the public.

    (yeah i know it's tax payers $$ etc but bugger it I think it's money wll spent!!)
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    Good to see a government department think and do good stuff.
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    Now if they closed all of hawks bay from commercial fishing.
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    Re: Big ups MAF.

    And Tasman

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    And Tasman

    Do they rape it down there too?
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    Re: Big ups MAF.

    Nelson is a fishing port

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Do they rape it down there too?
    LOL

    IIRC in the 70s the total allowable catch was like 2700 tonnes out of the Tasman Bay & Golden Bay now it is like 200........

    I flew out of Nelson to go to a Joinery competition 1985-86, we flew out North from the airport about lunch time on a beautiful day over Tahuna beach.

    I looked down to see a small Trawler towing a net with one of the doors just outside the breakers...... WTF

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    I love those little plastic spatula type tools. easy measure, don't rust/corode and not too bad if you drop them....
    good to see they are still dishing them out would hate to think what the dead waste of paua is and the free tool brings a positive aspect to being checked (I welcome the checks as I like to see active policing of the fishery)

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    Then there was the truck loads of snapper going to the tip
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Then there was the truck loads of snapper going to the tip
    Dumped snapper - Marine conservation - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

    found this to .... 5 tonne of fresh snapper dumped | Northern Advocate
    Last edited by stingray; 11-12-2012 at 11:01 AM. Reason: edit to add
    Nil durum volenti !!

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    IIRC one in Nelson, the boats holds were full, with fish on the deck as well, so they shot the net again, on the way back to port, as you do

    They got a massive bag of snapper & couldn't get it all on board so dragged it home, most/all of which ended up at the tip...... good times.....long time ago now....

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    Yep thats the one Greg, A certain skipper of the era used to skite that he "had wiped out snapper in Tasman bay" and he was very nearly right.
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    Well did anyone "wipe" him out?
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    The locals at one of the places I'll be staying this summer still take the occassional potshot if the trawlers get too close.
    Take a guess where that is Z, their still a wild whanau that lot
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    mite have to call in to maf to get one of these tools, sounds like the biz

 

 

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