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The union for workers threatened with job losses at a Christchurch fish processing factory is calling for Government intervention and a halt to the processing of New Zealand fish overseas.

The 200 jobs are at risk as long-standing fishing company Independent Fisheries looks at closing its Woolston processing plant after losing sales in its export markets to Asian competitors.

Chas Muir, of the Service and Processing Workers Union, said 90 percent of value-added fish products made from fish caught in New Zealand waters was processed overseas, mainly in China.

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21-23 April 2015
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Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is the largest seafood trade event in the world. The event attracts more than 25,800 buyers and suppliers of fresh, frozen, packaged and value-added seafood products, equipment and services. Attendees travel from 150 countries to do business at the expo. Read More