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Book supports fishing industry shakeup

A publication which details the findings of in-depth investigation into the operation of New Zealand’s inshore fisheries management system found that is failing to deliver in a number of important respects.

‘Voices from the Sea’ is authored by EDS Policy Analyst Raewyn Peart, and evaluates whether the current approach is supporting thriving fisheries and communities, supported by healthy marine ecosystems, for the benefit of current and future generations of New Zealanders.

Researchers interviewed 60 people who are closely involved in coastal fisheries and this is the first book on fisheries management in New Zealand to record these views.

The book concludes that the problems are of such a serious and inter-connected nature to warrant a fully independent statutory inquiry into the fisheries management system.

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