Foreign fishing vessels banned from NZ waters


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 21, 2012

Foreign flagged fishing boats are to be banned over labor, safety and fisheries concerns.

The New Zealand government announced the surprise decision this afternoon amid ongoing controversy over abuses on the boats.

Primary Industries Minister David Carter and Labor Minister Kate Wilkinson said foreign-flagged fishing vessels would no longer be able to legally operate in New Zealand waters after a four-year transition period.

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