Stop Trout Farming

Petition to stop trout farming in New Zealand

Dear Ministers,

I %first_name% %last_name% wish to advise the Minister of Conservation, New Zealand Fish & Game Council and the Minister of Primary Industries that I strongly oppose any moves towards the licencing of trout farming in New Zealand and will strenuously campaign for trout farming to become a major issue for the government.

Anglers have successfully fought to keep trout farming illegal in NZ for 50 years, confirming trouts status as a sports fishery.
Trout were released in New Zealand by sports people for the purpose of recreation and as a result NZ angling opportunities have become world famous with thousands of anglers visiting NZ every year. Trout fishing is a major way of life for New Zealanders with over 100,000 licenses sold each year as well as providing a valuable food source for many.

I am appalled that authorities would put the wild fishery at risk of disease, poaching and genetic modification for such minuscule and unsubstantiated gains being promoted by commercial interests. I wish to make it clear that anglers will not idly sit by and allow this to happen; remembering the 1970's when a cabinet minster lost an election because of angler protests.
I ask that this proposal be immediately dismissed assuring anglers that NZ's world class sports fishery can continue to be the envy of the world.

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This petition is generously sponsored by the NZ Outdoors Party and reflects the concerns of many in the community.

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