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Some 130,000 tonnes of hoki are caught every year. But is that too much?
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24/11/2012 5:03:18 p.m.
To tell the truth who wrote
Get your head out of the sand. If we keep following other countires & fish in this mega way we wont have any fish to collect. Do some homework its all on the net.
Look at the film "The Great NZ Fishing Scandal" & then rethink your useless opinion!
SAVE OUR SEAS NOW & have more marine reserves before its too late
23/11/2012 7:21:07 p.m.
This is only the tip of the iceberg!!! No way can it be sustainable, its been happening for decades.
Nothing will be done about it and it will be sweeped under the carpet, never to be talked about again .
believe there lies about all the restrictions and changes . Fishing is sh!t because the seas are raped and destroyed by these big companies who don't care about us. Compulsory maf inspectors on all boats all the time. Why let foreign country's destroy what's not there problem or in there backyard. $$$$$
come on john. Bring this up again!
22/11/2012 3:54:15 p.m.
What a backward Nation that has no safety net in place to assist these people, poor is not the word here. This guys dying all he ask is money to eat live with some dignity Shame NZ Shame
21/11/2012 8:11:09 p.m.
tell the truth wrote:
Most of you are ignorant mouth pieces spouting green propoganda but dont know what you are talking about. 60% of the worlds population relys on fish protien caugh by industrial methods, without it they would starve so get real.
21/11/2012 4:36:51 p.m.
Interesting story on the Hoki. What about toothfish, what about tuna, what about orange roughy, three examples of different commercial fisheries. The first was destroyed in the 70's and 80's and still not recovered, the second is currently being overfished and the third is about to be. So if the past, present and future is anything to go by I am right to have no faith in either Government or Commercial Fishing Companies to properly manage the fisheries on behalf of all New Zealanders. Truth is it's business, it's about money, not fish. Trouble is, once all the fish are gone, we can't eat the money can we.
21/11/2012 10:30:22 a.m.
The bycatch from the tuna we buy in the western pacific is low (1-2%) and we are working to reduce it even further. We're doing this through the ISSF - the biggest group of scientists, conservationists and businesses working on tuna sustainability. All fishing has impacts and we keep working to reduce these (Pole and line, for instance, has a 3% bycatch rate as in the absence of nets, baitfish have to be used to catch the tuna). Complex and challenging issue, but we're focused on working on practical programmes. Alison (Sealord)
21/11/2012 10:21:41 a.m.
Alison from Sealord here. First up we have 7 locally owned and crewed vessels and work with 3 Ukrainian vessels who have been with us for a couple of decades - they're well paid experts and we're proud to have them as part of our Sealord family.
21/11/2012 9:22:23 a.m.
Just how much of our fish stocks are going to human consumption. How much is made into meal, and used for stock feed and pets. Google, Euorpean stock feed practice.
21/11/2012 12:10:38 a.m.
I agree Merls. I tried to boycott Sealords but their tinned fish dominates the shelves. Sealords also mainly use foreign owned fishing vessels such as those Korean boats that blatantly flaunt our fisheries regulations by dumping fish and they abuse their staff at sea. Their add campaign on TV is a joke.
20/11/2012 11:09:14 p.m.
Sorry but this is Hoki Poki! To say that Sealord is a sustainable company is very misleading and disappointing from a creditable news source.
Check out their fishing methods of tuna and you will find the way they fish using purse seine nets combined with fish aggregation devices (FADs) to be the total opposite. It has a huge amount of wasted by-catch. This method catches everything and is NOT sustainable. Im genuinely disappointed campbell live has only looked at one fish species and has suggested sealords methods are sustainable.
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