New Zealand’s fish stocks up with the world’s best, says top scientist

A top fisheries scientist says New Zealand’s fish stocks are performing as well or better than any in the world and the public perception is wrong. Addressing the Seafood New Zealand conference in Wellington, Ministry for Primary Industries principal fisheries science adviser Dr Pamela Mace said when she looked at fish stocks around the world, New Zealand was “the best success story of all”. Although the situation was “not actually perfect”, New Zealand was a good example of improved sustainability and excellent current status, Mace said.  “We need to align people’s perceptions of fishing in New Zealand and the world with reality.” Read the rest here 11:48

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