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They are running out of scallop beds to ruin ...so they move in another area and decimate everything .It happens as there is not enough public pressure to force a change.Yes we are just run roughshod over the top of because we allow this ...
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Happened to be in Whitianga last week and was told by a reliable source that the Whitianga boats were all fishing up at Uretiti. This may explain the extra boats that Hookerpuka saw in his area.
As we were staying in a self contained motel unit was keen to cook up some fresh local scallops. But there were none to be had. Very disappointing. Same for fresh fish. Only saw a couple of vacumn sealed packs of Hoki and Salmon in a supermarket---no thanks.

Made inquiries and ,yes,there is no fish shop in Whitianga. Very disappointing given it is a tourist Town. Overseas tourists just love to seek out fresh local produce. Considering we were tourists in Whitianga we were disappointed at the non availability of fresh local seafood. Our stay would have been that much more memorable if it were available.
A local restaurant owner also said that fresh local fish was very  difficult to find. Ironic given Whitianga is a major fishing port. Something very wrong in that.
In his words ,if you wanted it you had to catch your own.
So not sure how the many elderly people there ,who cant fish,find quality health giving seafood.
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Would not suprize me if you guys are going to get hammered as ALL of this seasons scallops will need to come from up North. Thats and extra 22 ton if the TAC allows it. Not sure what your TAC is and if they catch it all each season. If its like Nelsons we had a TACC of 720 ton for the last 10 years and they only caught 20 ton the last season
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Yeah I would say there are going to be issues, I know my local is jumping up and down about it and theres nothing they or he can do to stop it happening apparently :( 
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/83684122/crayfish-functionally-extinct-in-the-hauraki-gulf

Interesting reading, something that most fishers around Coro east coast already know.
The amount of pots in the water around the Mercs are just outstanding, infact down right dangerous in poor light.
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Just read that . Gloomy reading. How ever did it get to that.
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This is a classic example of our current governments 'management'. They set Auckland up to take massive immigration and target virtually doubling the population in a generation. That supposedly achieves some of the governments economic targets. ut at what real cost??? At the same time, they do nothing to 'manage' one of Aucklands most important natural resources in it's marine environment and fishery. It is absolutely obvious that the Hauraki Gulf will not support the current level of commercial pillage and a massively increased recreational fishing population. So what do they do, stick their heads in the sand and piddle around with meaningless tweaks that are designed more to confuse the voters than create any meaningful change. Anyone who thinks that the HG will support current commercial take levels and the population increase needs to go back to primary school to relearn their basic maths.
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That's why we need the trawlers out of the HG...out where the sunrises..They waste most of what is caught so why should they be catching it !!!
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Originally posted by mowerman mowerman wrote:

That's why we need the trawlers out of the HG...out where the sunrises..They waste most of what is caught so why should they be catching it !!!
How are you going to do that MM?

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