Recreational fishers support banning scallop dredging

It’s scallop season and thousands of recreational fishers want dredging stopped.

At a recent AGM of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council and Legasea, delegates voted to promote low impact scallop harvesting methods, such as hand gathering and diving.

Dredging which is used by both commercial and recreational fishers can cause damage to the seabed, and result in over fishing.

Kathryn discusses the situation with the President of the Sport Fishing Council Bob Gutsell and Bruce Macleod from large marine retailer Burnsco, which no longer sells recreational scallop dredgers.

Recreational fishers support banning scallop dredging
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