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Articles / 1 August 2017

Licencing a smokescreen for real agenda

The New Zealand Initiative, a consultancy that is paid to produce reports of a right wing nature, has produced a report that says recreational fishers need to be licenced because of a massive problem in the fishing sector. There is a massive problem in the fishing sector – recreational fishers are not it. The report’s…

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Articles, Inquiry / 25 July 2017

Cameras not fit for purpose

Another chapter in the series of failures by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) was uncovered in an MPI report. This report suggested that the cameras being installed to monitor commercial fishing activity are not up to the task. The report stated that the cameras were unable to reliably distinguish species and sizes of fish,…

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Articles, Inquiry / 20 July 2017

Ombudsman reveals more deceit

A media storm erupted last year with the release of Glen Simmons’ Catch Reconstruction Report. This report outlined the unprecedented levels of unreported catch to the United Nations by New Zealand Officials and was accompanied by internal Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) reports that revealed knowledge of widespread commercial dumping. MPI’s Director of Fisheries, Dave Turner,…

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Articles, Inquiry / 14 July 2017

Fisheries reports locked away

It is a concern for all of us that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has once again shown they are unwilling or unable to show the public how they are carrying out their statutory duties. This time, in the form of a blanket refusal to share more than 100 reports requested under the Official…

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Articles / 13 July 2017

NIWA net trials on the northeast coast

Starting on 15th July a NIWA trawler will be testing a new net designed to reduce both the catch of small fish and environmental impacts. The Kaharoa will be working inshore between Whangaroa, East Northland, and Tairua in the eastern Bay of Plenty. The Kaharoa is 28 metres long with a blue hull and white…

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