Marine Moratorium Stifles Job Creation
Tuesday 11 Dec 2001
The Fisheries Minister's claim
that the two-year moratorium on marine farming has met
widespread industry approval is just nonsense, ACT MP
Penny Webster said today.
"The Minister himself has
admitted the huge amount of money involved in getting a
project up and running.
"True to form, the Government
acted without consulting iwi, aquaculture companies, or
the communities affected by this decision.
moratorium will stifle export industry and job creation,
especially in areas such as Northland, Kaipara and
"These are areas of the country that the
Minister of Economic Development has been wooing with
promises of jobs.
"These regions cannot develop if any
initiative that uses their natural resources is stamped
on and delayed," Mrs Webster said.
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