Foreign flagged fishing vessels will not be permitted to operate in NZ waters after 2016.
And that's a damned good thing.
Of course these boats will still be able to operate, subject to NZ law and especially NZ's standards of safety and working conditions. You know, just like those enemies of the people, the Talley family interests, do now.
Perhaps our commenters can provide a list of the current companies availing themselves of the sub-standard current fleet? Would that list happen to include any businesses owned by our darker brethren?
No need for an inquiry!
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