Following is an update on a range of measures to improve safety, labour and fishing practices on foreign-owned commercial fishing vessels operating in New Zealand waters, implementing Government decisions made in March and May 2012.
Published: Thursday, 25 October 2012 | Rāpare, 25 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2012
The New Zealand Government signalled a new regime for the use and operation of foreign-owned fishing vessels in New Zealand waters in May 2012.
The Government committed to a range of measures to ensure fair treatment of crews and vessel safety, and backing New Zealand’s reputation for sustainably caught seafood.
Implementation is being undertaken by a number of Government agencies, in particular the Department of Labour, Maritime New Zealand and the Ministry for Primary Industries. This work is being overseen by a cross-agency group, led by the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Much of the background work leading to this commitment was conducted by a Ministerial inquiry, which reported to the Government in February 2012.
More information can be found on the MPI website.