Footage of possible illegal fishing activity lost in embarrassing botch-up

monitoringThe Ministry of Primary Industry has admitted up to 80 per cent of camera footage has been lost during the first three months of their pilot programme. Flash new on board cameras were MPI’s big answer to cleaning up the fishing industry’s battered reputation. Trident Systems Chief Executive, David Middleton said Trident, “had a very high failure rate, we’ve replaced about 80% of the cameras that we initially put out”. Commercial Fisherman, Dave Moore said “all of the fishermen themselves would like that to be ironed out and maintain the integrity of the programme”. David Middleton says they’ve largely solved issues with water damage, power supply and transmitting footage by wifi. But now their new equipment is struggling with signal interference. Read the story here 08:51

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