Officials in Christchurch, New Zealand are urging fishermen not to eat whitebait from urban rivers, and this picture proves their point.
Officials have been urging residents of Christchurch, New Zealand to halt fishing for whitebait in urban rivers due to contamination from animal feces and other chemicals that find their way into the urban waterway.
After health officials made announcements to whitebaiters in the city, someone sent this photo of an overturned porta-potty near fishing nets set up to catch whitebait.
This photo proves how contaminated the urban waterways of Christchurch can be but apparently did not deter fishermen from setting up nets for whitebait.
It is currently legal to fish in the rivers that run through the city but there are regulations that, if breached, carry heavy fines.
An overturned porta-potty should be deterrent enough.
This is proof that sometimes catch and release may sometimes be the best option.