Fisheries expert: Fish dumping ban 'most important change' since 1908

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 18 Jun 2021, 4:03PM
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Fisheries expert: Fish dumping ban 'most important change' since 1908

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 18 Jun 2021, 4:03PM

New rules for commercial fishing operators are hoped to stop illegal fish dumping and protect endangered species.

The Government is banning commercial fishers from discarding unwanted fish overboard again.

It's also paying to put cameras on 300 fishing boats, to keep a better eye on what goes on at sea.

Auckland University Fisheries expert Glenn Simmons joined Heather du Plessis-Allan.

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