The fishing sector is a $1.4bn export industry as well as a source of social, cultural, economic and environmental value.
All parts of society have an interest in our fisheries and these interest are often in conflict.
The function of fisheries management is not a simple one, since full information on our fisheries resources is not possible, which places a premium on judgement. Conflicting positions are the norm in this sector.
As a journalist, your role is to report the facts with insight, perspective and accuracy.
The purpose of this website is to provide information on New Zealand's fisheries and those who have an interest in them.
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