New Conservative will ensure that the oceans which surround our country and everything in them are looked after and sustainably managed. We will limit commercial fishing rather than recreational fishing in areas such as the Marlborough Sounds, Mercury Bay, Waitemata Harbour, Hauraki Gulf and other popular recreational fishing areas.
New Conservative appreciates the work already done in New Zealand in limiting catches to allow fish populations to recover. We would look at boosting our fisheries officers to allow us to adequately remove those fishing in our waters illegally or using illegal practises. We would also look at introducing commercial fishing bans to those areas most visited by New Zealand recreational fishers.
New Conservative supports the reduction in single use plastic bags.