Others support EDS’s call for an independent inquiry into the fisheries management system
We’ve had evidence of hoki dumping for years. Why did no-one act?
For decades, New Zealand consumers have bought hoki on the assumption that it is a sustainable and properly managed fishery. That’s far from the truth, write Otago and Auckland University researchers Elisabeth Slooten; Bruce Robertson; Glenn Simmons; Graeme Bremner, and Nigel Haworth.
New Zealand’s hoki fishery has come under renewed criticism this week after leaked reportsrevealed that some of the country’s biggest fishing companies had been systematically under-reporting their catch by hundreds of tonnes.
Hoki is one of New Zealand’s most valuable export fish. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has certified hoki, ling and southern blue whiting fisheries as sustainable, and it is currently undertaking a regular review of the hoki certification. We consider that it may be rubberstamping flawed information from the Ministry for Primary Industries and the fishing industry itself.
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