ACT Leader David Seymour is calling on National to respect property rights under the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill.
“The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill is an ineffective conservation law. As National concedes, it will not reduce the number of fish taken, but will increase the concentration fishing in other areas.
“The Bill has been drawn up behind closed doors in Wellington with little regard for the rightful owners of fishing quotas. National misses the point that the location of fishing matters – fish need to be caught near facilities and customers.