Nelson Cross

Balclutha

Sector Recreational Fishing

Engineer, now retired

50 years recreational fishing, 25 years farming. Founding member of ‘securing a fishing future” Member of Paua 5 D Discussion group, Member FMA 3 +5 Recreational Fishing Forum. Ex president and life member Nugget Point Recreational Fishing Club.

“I see my position on the forum as first and foremost representing the rights of recreational fishers. As a stakeholder group we have the most to lose from the imposition of MPAs and I see it as my job to mitigate as far as possible any and all such losses. My personal view is and always has been area management rather than permanent closure and this is the position I will be promoting”