Insight for Sunday 23 October 2011
The New Zealand fishing industry is a one point five billion dollar annual export earner.
But is this country giving away it's resource; failing to add value to fish products and create jobs in this country?
Foreign hoki trawler being checked
by Navy and Fisheries officers.
Half the deepsea fleet are foreign charter vessels and much of the fish caught is processed in China.
Insight asks if the New Zealand could get more benefit from it's offshore fishery and if its international reputation is being damaged by practices that have been in effect for the last thirty years.