April 27, 2010


New Zealand's seafood industry supports government's plans for aquaculture


The seafood industry in New Zealand welcomes plans to reform the aquaculture industry announced by Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley.


"This government came into power promising to reform the legislation supporting the aquaculture industry. This plan has begun to make good that promise and we look forward to it becoming reality. Once implemented, it will generate growth and development of the sector," said New Zealand Seafood Industry Council chief executive Owen Symmans.


The plan contains a range of measures designed to unlock the considerable potential of the aquaculture sector, Symmans said.


"We look forward to working together with the government to ensure the changes are practical and enable the potential to be achieved," he said.

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