The whitebaiting season began yesterday on mainland New Zealand and lasts until 30 November (except on the West Coast of the South Island, where it runs from 1 September to 14 November).

The practice of some whitebaiters near the Waikanae River mouth of driving over the protected reserve to reach it has been condemned on here; hopefully they will heed the prohibition this year.

What is one fish and six fish at the same time? Whitebait are actually the juvenile forms of 6 different native fish species that are migrating back up streams or waterways to develop into adults.

via There’s more to whitebait than fritters — Conservation blog