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Articles, Media Releases / 11 September 2017

Political parties united in call for inquiry into fisheries debacle

Labour and the Green Party have both come out in support of an inquiry into the management of New Zealand’s fisheries, leaving National as the only party which has declared itself unwilling to look into the issue in the lead up to the election. ACT, TOP and Mana have not responded to requests for a…

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Policies / 8 September 2017

Fisheries policy: The Labour Party

LegaSea asked the Labour Party to provide comment on their party’s fisheries policy. The Labour Party provided this statement.   Abundant, sustainable fisheries in a healthy marine environment  Labour’s primary focus will be on ensuring that our fisheries are sustainable and abundant and that ocean habitats are protected from the impacts of terrestrial and marine…

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Policies / 8 September 2017

Fisheries policy: The Green Party

LegaSea asked the Green Party to provide comment on their party’s fisheries policy. The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand provided this statement.    Abundant fisheries and sustainable seas Eugenie Sage, Green Party fisheries spokesperson The Green Party stands for protecting our oceans and ensuring healthy ecosystems and abundant fisheries. Sadly, under the National government,…

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Articles / 6 September 2017

Marine park concept fading to grey

Weeks before the last election the National Party announced the creation of two marine parks, one in the upper South Island and another in the inner Hauraki Gulf. The announcement was enough to sway swinging voters to vote National on the promise of improved recreational fishing in these areas. As another election looms the parks…

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Articles, Inquiry, Media Releases, Policies / 4 September 2017

Calls for Commission of Inquiry into fisheries mismanagement grow

Four political parties have joined LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council’s call for an inquiry into the state of New Zealand’s fisheries management practices. New Zealand First, the Māori Party, United Future and the New Zealand Outdoors Party have all agreed New Zealand’s fisheries management needs an overhaul and cannot continue the way…

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