Whitebait - sink or swim


The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has flagged new rules for catching whitebait in New Zealand in what is described as an attempt to save the species from extinction. The rules include "phasing out' both commercial sales on the domestic market and exports. Public consultation will run until the 2nd March. It will be interesting to hear the public reaction to what in some parts of the country is jealously regarded as cultural tradition.
See the proposed changes to whitebait management and have your say in the public consultation here: