Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Ministers welcome aquaculture offer


Ministers welcome aquaculture offer


Government ministers John Tamihere and Dover Samuels have welcomed the offer of a 20 per cent stake in the marine farming industry as a great opportunity for Maori economic development.

The offer compensates Maori for the exclusion of marine farming from the 1992 fisheries settlement, which gave Maori the right to a 20 per cent share of any new fishing quota.

"Aquaculture was discussed but never finalised as part of the 1992 deal, and this offer settles that unfinished business with a real stake for Maori in aquaculture," Mr Tamihere says.

"Maori now have the resources as a major player in the fisheries and aquaculture industries, with the ability to develop assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars and provide significant jobs, income and skills for Maori."

Mr Samuels said the offer was evidence of the results being gained for Maori by Labour's Maori MPs.

"By not surrendering and walking away, but by staying to represent our people in Government, we are delivering the benefits of that commitment to our people."

The ministers said that the aquaculture industry was worth as much to the New Zealand economy as its wine industry, and would overtake wine as an export earner. They said the offer would allow Maori to be part of a sunrise industry with huge development potential from the outset.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news