Even though New Zealand is surrounded by the sea, our oceans are in crisis.
We need to make better choices as to which seafood species we are going to fish. Making the best seafood choice is not easy as all fishing has an impact. However, as consumers we need our fish supplies to come from ecologically sustainabnle fisheries.
Forest & Bird provides New Zealand consumers with the Best Fish Guide 07-08.
New Zealand has an extensive range of fish varieties.
The Auckland Fish Market is an ideal place to experience freshly caught seafood, fruit, vegetables, delicatessen goods and premium-grade meat. This market even has a seafood cooking school!
During a Coast to Coast Eco-tour and Farm Visit, we visit the wild and rugged West Coast and Muriwai Beach. Sometimes local fishermen can be seen fishing off the big flat rock and blowhole that is at Muriwai Beach. This is very dangerous and quite often a huge wave can come and sweep them off. We do not encourage swimming at this beach as West Coast beaches are very rough and unpredictable.