It was a full house at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club as passionate fishermen turned out to show their support for the work being done to stop a government proposal to lower the recreational snapper fishing limit
About 250 people came out to the public meeting held by LegaSea tonight.
LegaSea members explained the state of the snapper stock in the Bay of Plenty, what the government has proposed and what the other options there were.
Cheers and applause greeted LegaSea strategist Scott Macindoe when he said the aim was to conserve snapper for future generations rather than see the conservation efforts of recreational fishermen swallowed up by commercial operations.
Attendees were encouraged to make submission on the Ministry of Primary Industry's position paper by August 23.
Go to www.legasea.co.nz to submit.