The proposed changes to your snapper allocation pits leisure fishermen against commercial operations. Harry Pearl reports.
In 1999, Darryl O’Keefe ended up being made an offer he could not refuse. Their father-in-law, Roy Andrews, whom’d spent years focusing on the mussel barges dotted on the list of islands that are offshore Coromandel and Colville, had heard of prospect of a fishing charter away from Coromandel city.
The mussel farms – in addition to barges that harvest them – attract ratings of snapper. The mussels and shells that fall off the buoyed longlines and therefore are crushed during processing really are a prepared meals supply for the scavengers.
Mr Andrews works the barges through the then take people fishing at the weekend – anchoring off the neat rows of mussel longlines sheltered inside the islands week.
Finally, in 1997, he decided the need had been here and purchased a barge entirely for fishing. Read more