3 Jul 2020

Concerns new fishing rules could affect Treaty of Waitangi obligation

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 3 July 2020

At least five North-Island iwi will be severely affected by new restrictions to protect endangered dolphins.

 The new rules will - from October - extend areas where set-netting and trawling is illegal. 

There are concerns that could undermine the Crown's obligation to protect Māori fisheries under the Treaty of Waitangi. 

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui reports.