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Caught fish on the slab

New Zealand is a nation of fishermen - but those who earn a living from fishing around the coast say they're being slowly squeezed out and making a decent living is increasingly difficult.

This, despite the rising price of fish in the shops and a quota management system that is the envy of the world.

The quota system is worth four-billion dollars, but there are now calls by many in-shore fishermen for its review.

Fisheries reporter, Nick Butcher took to the sea last year to investigate.

First broadcast on April 18th 2010