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MPI compliance supported by seafood industry

Thursday 21 June 2018

The seafood industry supports the Ministry for Primary Industries in its compliance investigations involving Hawke’s Bay Seafoods.

The company has pleaded guilty to a number of charges of under-reporting of fish and convictions were entered today in the Wellington District Court.

This is a long running case and it is timely to reach a resolution.

The industry is founded on a sustainable fishery and any illegal behaviour that undermines that cannot be condoned.

Sentencing is due on August 6 when four of the company’s vessels will be considered for forfeiture.

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