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DoC asking for help from fishers

Updated: Nov 25, 2021

The Department of Conservation (DoC) has initiated a project and needs assistance from recreational fishers. DoC wants to understand how recreational fishing impacts protected marine species.

"You can help by reporting any accidental capture of protected fish, birds or other species. Accidental capture is not illegal, but it is a legal requirement to report accidental captures. Data you provide is confidential, anonymous, and will not result in any infringements or prosecution."

Get the app:

"Your privacy and the Protected Species Catch app

This app does not collect any personal information. Your use of the app and any reports you make are anonymous.

The app will only record the area (or closest bay) you select from a list for each report, so your precise location is not recorded."

For more information see the DOC website.



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