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ALLEGATION OF POACHING HAURAKI GULF COMPLAINT O.C. THAMES, this day. A largely attended meeting of Thames net line fishermen held to consider the alleged operations of seine net poachers in the Hauraki Gulf decided to submit further representations to the authorities to have the practice stopped. Through the activities of these boats, it was stated that fish in the gulf were showing serious signs of exhaustion. Evidence was submitted to the meeting showing an alarming decrease in flounder stocks. It was mentioned that the present season was well advanced and there should be good catches of snapper and dab, but some boats had not caught sufficient to pay for their benzine. Returned men present declared that while they had been away others had been not only using but abusing the fisheries. Instances of seeing seine boats well up the firth were quoted. Howevei', it was alleged that poachers had powerful boats and could outpace either fishermen or the Marine Department's patrol boats.

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SEINE NET FISHING, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945

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SEINE NET FISHING Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945

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