Oceans and Fisheries - Bill targets illegal, unregulated fishing in international waters

A Bill has been read in Parliament to strengthen New Zealand's ability to combat illegal fishing outside its domestic waters and beef up regulation for its own commercial fishers in international waters.

The Fisheries (International Fishing and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2023 sets out stronger powers for the investigation of and action against suspected illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in waters outside New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

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