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Council supports Govt on approach to paua thieves

27 May 2008


New Zealand Seafood Industry Council supports Government’s approach on paua thieves

The seafood industry congratulates all those responsible for bringing fish thieves to justice, said Owen Symmans, chief executive of the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council.

“The major paua poaching ring broken today shows government is very serious about poachers. This crime affects every New Zealander.”

Fish thieves are stealing from all New Zealanders and jeopardising the future of a carefully managed fishery, he said.

The industry supports government in its approach to fish theft, Mr Symmans said.

The joint Government “Poaching is Theft” initiative is focused on encouraging people to report suspicious or illegal activity by contacting 0800 4 POACHER.

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