The Daily Blog Open Mic – 30th March 2022

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.


Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

Moderation rules are more lenient for this section, but try and play nicely.

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  1. 93% of our scallop fisheries gone in the Hauraki Gulf in 10 years.

    “The most recent Niwa scallop survey indicated 93 percent of the Hauraki Gulf’s scallop population had gone in the last 10 years.

    Overfishing, the use of dredges, and land-based pollution are thought to be the key factors behind the scallop fisheries decline.

    “The greed and destruction we’re seeing under the QMS means an entire species is close to being wiped out,” Woolford said.”

    Like Maui Dolphins – too little too late.

    • Dredging for shellfish or bottom trawling for fish are the equivalent of carpet bombing a forest to get a rabbit for a feed.
      Both should be banned completely in NZs economic zone.

  2. The only problem with the QSM is that it is under monitored and the penalties aren’t high enough.

    It is a little out of date too. Regulation and enforcement have been poor for decades.

    Improve the system and add a few marine reserves that can be in place for specific time periods and rotate them in 10, 15, 20-year cycles.

    • sounds gopd idea Denny. How does one get an idea listened and eventually if found sound, acted on in the right way? Without having to wait for year and a half for a possible advisory group to decide that whatever suggested won’t solve all the problems that were not the basis of the idea anyway.

  3. Not one more cent of our taxes should go to the greedy corporate Emirates Team NZ. This sport is elitist time to give it the chop chop.

    • It’s rich men’s social welfare. They want to play, they have to pay. Or they must show that the amount received from extra boat building and equipment, in our hands, to the government in real tax paid from overseas interests, matches the pay outs. (Scrabble is quite a cheap game, very good for the brain and it can be quite a dog eat dog thing when you get afficianados!


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