The commercial fishers of NZ and MPI have made a serious tactical mistake. They both tried to increase and fight for more Snapper and Blue Cod for the export trade.
Don't these two groups get through there thick heads that neither the recreational fishers nor the customary fishers want Snapper and Blue Cod to be an export fish.
The retailers and fish and chip shops want more Snapper and Blue Cod in their shops because people recognize the taste of these fish and want more of it.
The tourist knows exactly what Snapper and Blue Cod are and many of them in holiday mode expect and are willing to pay for the best holiday experience NZ has to offer, that includes what they eat.
But no, MPI is hell-bent on putting as much of our outstanding inshore fishery on a plane for somebodies else tourists to eat. MPI and the commercial fishers have not looked out of there window for a long time.
If they had they would realise that the best value for the export fishery from the inshore fishery is actually to support the tourist industry.
Why have the tossers in MPI or the commercial fishers not got the fact that the people who want to eat the best-flavoured fish from the inshore fishery are landing at Auckland airport every day, or shock horror, they already live here?
Had MPI been in charge of tourism it would have failed just like everything else that MPI try to manage?
MPI has just one answer for any primary industry and that is export, export, export, yet in the case of the high quality inshore fishery, the best value from the inshore fish species is the vast amounts of money recreational fishers spend to catch each fish or an even more insane amount paid by a tourist per fish.
MPI and the commercial fishers are outnumbered by the recreational fishers, customary harvesters, retailers, consumers and, tourists who say keep your filthy thieving hands off our inshore fishery.
Has MPI and the commercial fishers not realised that about 3 million people from our country are angry about the over exportation of our inshore, Cray, Snapper, Paua, Hapuka, Blue Cod, Flounder, Blue Nose and the other Kiwi favourites, Tarakihi, Gurnard, Red Snapper, John Dory, Kingfish, Kahawai.
The commercial fishers of the inshore fishery are moaning that they are being picked on, that’s good because they can only expect much worse as kiwis struggle to get same day fish supply and kiwi retailers are selling imported fresh water fish that taste like the batter it was cooked in.
A message for MPI and commercial fishers.
We don't trust you, we don't believe a word of your stupid feel good TV campaigns. When you publish something it is most likely lie or a cover up. You have killed more than half our fishery bio-mass on purpose. You have become comfortable dumping thousands of tonnes of fish over the sustainable quota.
You dare to celebrate the extortion of the Snapper and Blue Cod sold in fish retailers throughout the country at $40 kg knowing full well that our old people and children would not be able to afford these prices.
You expect the recreational fishers to rebuild the fishery that you have extorted and wasted, by putting recreational day catch limits down.
The state or the inshore fishery tells us you are not supporters of this country but destroyers of our country for the greed of your own selfish disgusting selves.
Will we give you a break or feel sorry for you when you lose your jobs because you over fish our ocean, no way.
What fisherman is going to tell their child or grandchild that they killed the last Maui Dolphin.
Just another example of lies and cover ups from scum fishermen and MPI who denied it. The fight to expose all the scum still in MPI and the commercial fishers that still fish with 50 year old diamond mesh is only just starting.
So if you are in MPI or a Commercial fisher and you can't handle the dishonesty leave the industry, because you are outnumbered and you have less friends than you think.
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