30 Sep 2022

Minister explains last minute changes to Fisheries Bill

From Midday Report, 12:40 pm on 30 September 2022

A move to drop controversial changes to fisheries legislation is being described as a win by environmentalists and recreational fishing sector - but is being heavily criticised by the commercial sector.

This week, Oceans and Fisheries Minister, David Parker, dropped the preset decision-making parts of the Fisheries Amendment Bill which would have created a formula to decide on the commercial catch limits. 

Māni Dunlop asked him why he took them out before the third and final reading.