Protected fragile resource

LETTER

Re: An ‘accidental fishery officer’, October 21 story.

This was a great story of Martin Williams’ life as a fishery officer.

I wish to give Martin a lot of credit for doing what is right for the sustainability of our fisheries — as the resource is quite fragile.

He was always polite and helpful when we met him along the beaches and coastline. I was particularly impressed over him giving me help and recognising issues recreational fishers have in this area.

The No. 1 problem has been the unfair situation where the commercial fishers can take undersized crayfish. This only exists here in the North Island and in one other small part in the deep south of the South Island.

So, thank you Martin. You did understand . . . . All the best in your retirement. You deserve that now.

Maybe you might find time to go fishing and enjoy a sport that about one million people do in this country.

Alain JORION

Re: An ‘accidental fishery officer’, October 21 story.

This was a great story of Martin Williams’ life as a fishery officer.

I wish to give Martin a lot of credit for doing what is right for the sustainability of our fisheries — as the resource is quite fragile.

He was always polite and helpful when we met him along the beaches and coastline. I was particularly impressed over him giving me help and recognising issues recreational fishers have in this area.

The No. 1 problem has been the unfair situation where the commercial fishers can take undersized crayfish. This only exists here in the North Island and in one other small part in the deep south of the South Island.

So, thank you Martin. You did understand . . . . All the best in your retirement. You deserve that now.

Maybe you might find time to go fishing and enjoy a sport that about one million people do in this country.

Alain JORION

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