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Stuff/NZPA: Orange roughy fishery collapse continues

Peter Griffin posted in on July 7th, 2010.

The Ministry of Fisheries has said that despite efforts, the orange roughy fishery on the Chatham Rise is continuing to collapse. As a result, the Ministry is proposing catch reductions for the area next year, although fishing will still be allowed to take place. An excerpt: (read in full here) “New Zealand’s orange roughy fishery […]

NZ Herald: Fish forever?

Peter Griffin posted in on May 31st, 2010.

Peter Huck writes in the New Zealand Herald about our fisheries situation, the Quota Management System (introduced in the late 1980s) and the difficulty of balancing long-term and short-term (or economic and conservation) interests. Conservation groups are pushing for the setup of no-fishing reserves, but, although the QMS has attracted criticism recently as being incomplete, […]

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