Calls for inquiry after leaked MPI report

Author
Jordan Bond,
Publish Date
Tue, 29 May 2018, 6:14PM
Another leaked report appears to shows the agency in charge knew about over-fishing. (Photo supplied)
Another leaked report appears to shows the agency in charge knew about over-fishing. (Photo supplied)

Calls for inquiry after leaked MPI report

Author
Jordan Bond,
Publish Date
Tue, 29 May 2018, 6:14PM

Greenpeace is calling for a full and independent inquiry into the oversight of the fishing industry after another leaked report appears to shows the agency in charge knew about over-fishing.

Executive director Russel Norman says the report shows industrial-scale under-reporting of the catch numbers of the Southern Blue Whiting fish.

Greenpeace says it appears the Ministry of Primary Industries knew the fishing industry under-reported hundreds of tonnes of fish, which saved the companies millions of dollars - and did nothing about it.

It says MPI cannot be trusted to tell the truth or regulate the industry properly, when they themselves are captured by the fishing companies.