Fishing fraternity lens its weight to camera implementation

The cost of rolling out monitoring cameras on their vessels is worrying Nelson’s smaller fishing operators who say the costs of installing them could push a number of them out of business. Nelson-based inshore fisherman Fin Horder estimated it could cost him $20,000 to install and maintain the equipment.could cost him $20,000 to install and maintain the equipment.,,An MPI regulatory impact statement on the IEMRS suggested the proposal may result in significant rationalisation of the industry. Anecdotal information during the consultation process indicated that the cost of cameras in particular could cause some fishers to exit the industry.  click here to read the story 10:56