West Coast Fishing – An industry of opportunity
Greens target another West Coast industry
The Green Party has announced, as an election pledge, to ban bottom trawling across the whole NZ fishery to end what they call ‘destructive commercial fishing.’
Now, while such a policy may have some relevance to the Hauraki Gulf, it is utterly without scientific basis to apply the same policies to the West Coast.
Should such a policy be imposed on our industry on the Coast, it will kill the fish processing plants in Greymouth and Westport with a resulting loss in jobs. It seems the Green Party wants to add fishing to the ‘let’s kill it off’ list.
Bruce Smith of the Coaster’s Club, asks Craig Boote of Westfleet Fishing, what such a policy would mean for our industry on the Coast. Judith Collins has a comment to make too.
THIS WILL KILL OUR FISH PROCESSING IN GREYMOUTH AND WESTPORT. Greens announce election pledge to ban bottom trawling, dredging in … If part of the next Government, the Green Party is vowing to end “destructive commercial fishing.I get to ask Craig Boote who is with Judith Collins today about just what this means for Greymouth and Westport.Labour cant get in without the Greens, add fishing to the lets kill it off list.
Posted by The Coasters Club on Thursday, September 24, 2020