Don't trust MPI with new powers say marine environmentalists

Don't trust MPI with new powers say marine environmentalists
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Jem Traylen
Proposed reforms to streamline fisheries decision-making should be dumped as the government can’t be trusted to use them responsibly, says a coalition of environmental groups.The Deepsea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) told a Parliamentary select committee that the government’s fisheries manager, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), tends to follow the interests of industry rather than listen to those representing sustainability concerns.However, industry representatives said the streamlined approach is considered best practice...

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