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Russian fishing crews: the back-story

Pattrick Smellie
Sun, 08 Nov 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Sun, 08 Nov 2020
To most New Zealanders, the discovery some of the country’s biggest fishing companies are crewing their deep-sea trawlers with Ukrainian and Russian sailors has been an eye-opener.For others, it has seemed scandalous and a wasted opportunity to employ Kiwis.In part, this is because the existence of this group of several hundred foreign workers has only come to wide public attention because of the covid-19 pandemic.Yet for the companies involved, this is not just old news but one that is already passing into history.For more than 25 years,...

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