Reducing trawling impact tops transformation plan for fishing

Reducing trawling impact tops transformation plan for fishing
Minister for oceans and fisheries Rachel Brooking said the plan struck a balance between looking after the oceans and having a sustainable seafood sector. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
The government wants the fishing industry to start using the world’s best available trawling technology within three years in the hope this will reduce environmental impacts to a more acceptable level.This is just one of more than 20 actions in an industry plan launched by minister for oceans and fisheries Rachel Brooking in Nelson on Monday.Fisheries earns about $1.6 billion a year in exports, and the wider seafood industry employs over 12,000 people.The plan is one of eight such government-led industry transformation plans tha...

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