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Forest And Bird Extremist Gets It Wrong Again

The New Zealand Orange Roughy Company is dismayed that yet again Forest and Bird have issued erroneous and misleading statements about the state of New Zealand fisheries management.

Orange Roughy Company Chief Executive George Clement said Mr Weeber was ell known for stretching scientific arguments to suit his extremist views.

“We are delighted that the Wild Oats, a large American organic supermarket chain has decided not to sell fish that are not sustainably managed.”

“That sends the right signals to the world, however it appears that Wild Oats may not be aware that the Orange Roughy fish stocks are being well managed in New Zealand and we have embarked on a concerted campaign to improve this fish stock.”

“Where there are issues of fish stock size, the industry has endeavoured to work with the Government to manage the fishery at a sustainable level. The industry has also invested $14 million dollars into research to maximise our efforts at improving the fish stocks. We also use reputable independent fisheries scientists of international standing to carry out the research.”

“We would also welcome even a modest contribution from the environmentalists to help us sustainably manage these important resources.”

“The public of New Zealand must surely be growing tired of Mr Weeber’s extremist views which always take the most pessimistic position on any environmental issue.”

“The New Zealand seafood industry is committed to managing our fisheries resources sustainably - indeed we will have no economic future if we do not manage them sustainably.


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