fishing quota

Will MPI cameras on the fleet prove the system isn?t commercially viable? – Ctd

A few days ago, Whaleoil highlighted the problem: ?that current fisheries practices, once observed by MPI camera, could spell the end of parts of the industry under the current regulation.

The CEO of Moana Fisheries responded to that article.

I read this article with interest and agree that government and fishers need to engage constructively to find practical solutions that will provide the public with confidence of a sustainable fishery and fishers with a workable framework within which to operate.

Moana New Zealand is the largest Iwi-owned fishing company in the country, and as such we have an even greater investment in the sustainability of the industry as kaitiaki, or guardians, of the sea for future generations.

The overwhelming view ?based on international research and best practice ?is that New Zealand?s Quota Management System (QMS) is one of the best sustainability tools in the world, and that is absolutely true. Read more »

Snapper can lose you elections

It isn’t looking good for Nathan Guy

Here’s a major scandal in the making…

A photo of small New Zealand snapper being sold in an American supermarket has fishers up in arms.

The snapper were for sale in a Costco supermarket in Los Angeles in a pack of four with a total net weight of 3.44lb (1.56kg). The price was US$24.05 ($29.08).

The minimum legal length for commercially exported snapper is 25cm.

NZ Fishing World?was given the image by a reader and posted it on the magazine?s Facebook page on Wednesday.

So New Zealand is selling oversized whitebait commercially?

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