New Zealand: Commercial fishing ban in new marine parks – creates new recreational fishing parks

Commercial fishing would be banned from the inner Hauraki gulf and the entire Marlborough Sounds if National creates new recreational fishing parks for those areas. Mr Key said compensation would likely be paid to affected commercial fishers, which could cost up to $20 million. He denied the move was a bid to get fishers on side after a controversial change in bag limits. Read the rest here  08:30