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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Marine farmer seeks financial incentives not new laws

A veteran Northland marine farmer Mr Alan Tindall, has called on the government to provide finanical help to help rejuvenate the aquaculture industry. Mr Tindall said that the high compliance costs and lengthy resource consent process were killing the industry. Mr Tindall is the owner of Tindall Oysters in Orongo Bay New Zealand.

Fisheries minister said that the new legislation is designed to streamline the process and would reduce costs, to provide stronger incentives for the industry to develop. However, Mr Tindall stated that it seems that the new legislation was hell bent on making life difficult for marine farmers. Read more...
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