Category: Inquiry

Articles, Inquiry, Media Releases / 14 April 2017

LegaSea renews calls for a full inquiry into MPI activity

When the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) failed to prosecute industrial fishing boat captains for dumping catch it blamed legal advice for the decision. Now we are told that legal advice never existed. Instead, MPI used misleading information and misdirected both the Minister and the public as to why blatant dumping of fish recorded on…

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Articles, Inquiry / 9 November 2016

Plain truth would defeat a tangled web

“Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”, Sir Walter Scott, 1808. This quote refers to how complex life can get if you don’t tell the truth. It is derived from a play about a love triangle and yet it is so applicable to what is happening in fisheries circles…

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Articles, Inquiry / 25 October 2016

Blatant dumping – no rebuild

If the quota system is working so well why is the illegal and unreported dumping of fish still so prevalent? Several Ministry for Primary Industries’ investigations have revealed widespread dumping. Operation Achilles revealed that up to 100% of some quota fish were being discarded during every haul aboard trawlers. MPI has acknowledged this activity is impacting…

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Articles, Inquiry / 25 October 2016

Commission of Inquiry into QMS

In May Dr Glenn Simmons released a shocking report highlighting New Zealand authorities had, for 60 years, knowlingly under reported total fish catch to the United Nations. The report also exposed the excessive and deliberate waste of our fish by commercial fishers. It was accompanied by leaked Ministry for Primary Industries’ reports revealing that MPI…

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Articles, Inquiry / 29 September 2016

QC labels MPI inaction flawed

Startling evidence confirming gross under reporting of total catch from our fisheries came to light with the release of a report by Dr. Glenn Simmons earlier this year. The research, spanning 60 years of reporting to the United Nations, was accompanied by the leaking of two draft reports from the Ministry for Primary Industries. It…

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