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Baldock: Moment of truth over fisheries

Baldock: Moment of truth over fisheries

The Greens and ACT will face moments of truth for very different reasons when an amendment to remove kahawai from the Quota Management System is voted on in Parliament tomorrow, United Future fisheries spokesman Larry Baldock says.

“ACT have to decide how deeply held their commitment to individual freedoms and liberty really runs. What better exemplifies that than the right of the average Kiwi to go fishing as they have for generations?

“And if the Greens fail to back it, they will likely be the first Green party anywhere in the world to actively support the marine destruction wrought by purse seine fishing,” Mr Baldock, sponsor of the amendment to the Fisheries No3 Amendment Bill, said today.

Parliament would have to answer to a very sizeable recreational fishing electorate if they don’t back the amendment, he said.

“This is strongly about a fair go for the average Kiwi and their right to get out with a line and catch fish that they have been catching for generations. It’s a birthright that should not be sold out.”

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