Trout farm proposal threatens $1 billion trout sport fisheries, anglers say

Trout farm proposal threatens $1 billion trout sport

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[10 September, Stuff]

The Federation of Freshwater Anglers disagree with Primary Production Select Committee’s consideration on commercialising trout farming, which is banned under the Conservation Act and Fisheries Act. Ecologist and the Federation secretary Rex Gibson says the trout industry attracts international tourists and domestic sports fishers which was worth over $1 billion a year, and it would be threatened by commercial trout farms.  

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