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Govt considering ditching fishing boat camera plans

The government is considering scrapping the rollout of cameras on commercial fishing vessels altogether. Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash said many in the fishing industry were unhappy with the camera proposal and all options were on the table – including dumping it entirely. One of Mr Nash’s first moves when he became the Fisheries Minister was to put the brakes on the rollout of electronic monitoring of the commercial fishing fleet.,, “We could continue the project as it is, we could delay it – at the extreme we could dump it.” >click to read<18:44

Code of conduct for fishing reinforced by Nelson industry

Nelson’s commercial fishermen have reinforced their backing for an industry-wide code of conduct to stamp out illegal practices.  The code was developed by New Zealand’s major fishing companies to reinforce last year’s Promise media campaign to improve catch practices. As part of a 13-port tour, Seafood New Zealand chief executive Tim Pankhurst and Fisheries Inshore New Zealand chief executive Dr Jeremy Helson visited Nelson last Friday. >click to read< 15:19