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More research needed on sustainable fishing, report says


Chief scientific adviser calls for better cooperation between New Zealand’s researchers and commercial fishers

New Zealand’s chief scientific adviser has recommended that the country should aim for a 100 per cent sustainable fishing industry by 2040.

Juliet Gerrard’s advice came in a national fisheries management plan drawn up by an advisory panel of scientists and industry figures after the prime minister’s office asked for science-based advice on the industry.

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