Fishing company and skipper on trial for alleged unlawful trawling in Tasman Sea

Fishing company Amaltal and a skipper of its vessel the Apollo are on trial for allegedly trawling in an unauthorised area of the Tasman Sea. Amaltal, the deepwater division of Talley’s Group, has denied that its vessel deliberately fished in an unauthorised area during a May 2018 trip and has maintained it was a technical error based on out-of-date information given by the fisheries observer on board. Judge David Ruth​ is presiding over the judge-alone trial which began in the Nelson District Court on Tuesday. >click to read< 09:57

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