Drowning Prevention Akld

Land Based Fishing

Rock fishing continues to be one of New Zealand's most dangerous pastimes. Between 2013 to 2017, 27 fishers lost their lives in NZ. Land based fishing drownings have included: rock fishing, net fishing and crab fishing.

The land based fishing project is a collaborative programme with Surf Lifesaving Northern, Auckland Council and
New Zealand Police with the purpose of:
• Water safety awareness, skill and knowledge for at risk drowning groups specifically men
• Understanding the importance of wearing a lifejacket when land based fishing
• Developing safer boating and land based fishing practices in at risk groups
• Increased focus on raising water safety awareness with the older population (65 years+)

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85 Westhaven Drive, Auckland

+64 9 376 5114