The country’s whitebaiting rules are set to change in an effort to save the four species currently threatened or at risk of extinction.…
Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage. … said there were no plans to introduce a licensing system for recreational fishers or a ban on the commercial sale of whitebait within New Zealand.
But the changes do recommend phasing out the export of whitebait.
Consultation and public meetings will be held through until 2 March and final decisions will be made later this year.