UN report slams global fisheries

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Newstalk ZB Staff,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 4:40PM
One local fisheries expert says that our country is better than those slammed by the report. (Photo / File)

A new report from the United Nation has painted a grim picture for the fishing industry around the globe.

However, New Zealanders have no need to worry.

The report found that one in three fish caught never makes it to shore, due to industry failings around keeping the fish fresh.

However, Chief Executive of Deepwater Group George Clement told Chris Lynch that the same problems are unlikely to be as prevalent here.

He says we have reasonably tight controls compared to other countries, and these types of reports distract from the good work being down in New Zealand.

“Just because something’s happening overseas doesn’t mean to say that it’s the case in New Zealand.

“We’re widely recognised amongst the top two or three best-managed fisheries in the world.”

He says that most of the dodgy fisheries are found in the Indo-China region.

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