Anyone concerned with trout fishing and in particular following the unfortunate trout farming decision at the Tongariro Trout Centre should subscribe to the Troutfisher magazine.
i.e. Below is a letter to the Editor in their last issue 152: I hope you can read it.
Any anglers who feel concerned about the trout farming issues at the Tongariro Trout Centre at Turangi should get a copy of latest – issue 153 – Troutfisher magazine and turn to page 30 article “Trout Farming Threat Working Underground” by Tony Orman. He refers to the trout farming argument that happened 43 years ago and suggests:
“What’s the purpose of relating political events around trout farming that happened 43 years ago? Simply this. With will, motivation and a bit of ‘get-up-and-go’ the trout fishing public is a powerful political force voting bloc….
Fast forward to 2015. Recently I had a communication from a current MP that trout farming is back on the agenda. Corporate fisheries companies are visiting parliament and the various parties wanting Government and coalition partners, real or potential, to legalise trout farming which for several valid reasons is not permitted.
The Ministries of Business, Innovation and Employment and Primary Industries are both advocating trout farming, in conjunction with the Ngato Porou Seafood Group, NIWA, TISBE aquaculture, and Environmental Consulting, AKVA International Aquaculture, and the Sashimi Group (Aquacultural Consultants)…..
Eastern Fish & Games’s Manager, Andy Garrick warned of “a lengthy and bitter legal battle” if trout farming plans were pursued.”
Make sure you read the four page article…