8,000 Regulations Bog Down New Zealand Fisheries

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
19 March 2009, at 12:00am

NEW ZEALAND - A report into New Zealand fisheries by PricewaterhouseCoopers says the sector must overcome conflict and bureaucracy.

According to RadioNewZealandNews, it says New Zealand fisheries are governed by 8000 regulations.

The Seafood Industry Council acknowledges the "varied level of responsibilities" among groups creates conflict.

Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley says commercial groups don't need greater regulation, as they already provide information about their catches.