Monday, August 8, 2011

New Zealand amends aquaculture bill

New proposed amendments to the Aquaculture Legislation Amendment bill (No3) is hope it will strengthen the legislation and improve the Maori aquaculture. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister, Phil Heatley, comments: "We need to ensure that the legislative changes we put in place work to create the framework needed to help the aquaculture industry reach its goal of NZ$1 billion (€584 million) in annual sales by 2025."

Part of this bill will deliver the mechanism for the commercial aquaculture settlement Act 2004 to the Maori. Maori Affairs Minister, Dr Pita Sharples commented that the updated legislation will help smooth the way and allow for trail farming of high value finfish. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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