A University of Otago scientist wants no-catch zones created
for longfin eels and says the Government is not acting
quickly enough to protect the species.
A two-year fight to enhance a lower Taieri swamp is over but
Fish and Game Otago hopes it will not have to foot the entire
bill for the consent process.
Controversial Fish and Game Otago councillor Dave Witherow
will return to representing the region at the New Zealand
An admission the Department of Conservation had ''not been on
its game'' for some time did not surprise Otago's Fish and
Brown trout in ''amazing condition'' have been found in the
stream which supplies Lake Hayes, surprising Fish and Game
Otago's staff and council.
The number of anglers breaking fishing regulations halved in
the past season but there are still people who continue to
fish without a licence, Fish and Game Otago says.
International anglers will soon have to pay a third more than
New Zealanders to fish in this country's rivers and lakes.
It has been an uphill battle for Mike Horne as he tries to
climb the equivalent height of Mt Everest this month.
Eric Lundquist has never regretted his decision to retire in
Blue penguins forage in groups, potentially synchronising
their underwater movements to herd prey, Australian research
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