Snapper can lose you elections

It isn’t looking good for Nathan Guy

Here’s a major scandal in the making…

A photo of small New Zealand snapper being sold in an American supermarket has fishers up in arms.

The snapper were for sale in a Costco supermarket in Los Angeles in a pack of four with a total net weight of 3.44lb (1.56kg). The price was US$24.05 ($29.08).

The minimum legal length for commercially exported snapper is 25cm.

NZ Fishing World was given the image by a reader and posted it on the magazine’s Facebook page on Wednesday.

So New Zealand is selling oversized whitebait commercially?

via nzfishingworld.co.nz

via nzfishingworld.co.nz

Fans of the NZ Fishing World Facebook page were up in arms at the size of the fish.

One comment read: “That just makes me sick. All the crap that us recreational fisho’s [sic] have just been through and this is what the commercial industry is allowed to get away with?

“Disgusting, one rule for one and another for those that can line the governments [sic] pockets.”

And that, my fellow pundits, is how elections are lost.

Recreational fishing cuts across party loyalties.

Chop chop Nathan.

Time to earn your salary.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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