Many politicians have claimed that this policy or¬†that policy or this person or that person is a “game changer”.
Yesterday National delivered up a definite game changer.
They have created two massive recreational fishing reserves and banned commercial operators in those zones.
This is a massive policy, one where John Key and Nick Smith have backed the hundreds and thousands of fishers vs the few companies that are commercial fishing in those areas.
It is pure realpolitik and middle New Zealand will rejoice.
Commercial fishing would be banned from the inner Hauraki gulf and the entire Marlborough Sounds if National creates new recreational fishing parks for those areas.
Prime Minister John Key announced the creation of the new parks while at Westhaven Marina in Auckland this afternoon. ¬† Read more »