Lobster Industry Supports Kaikoura Fishing Closures
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] - November 22, 2016
The NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council (NZ RLIC) and the Canterbury Marlborough Rock Lobster Industry Association (CRAMAC 5) have added support to the declaration of an emergency temporary closure to lobster fishing along the South Island coast from Cape Campbell to the Conway River.
‘Fine scale data collection over the next few weeks should provide an assurance that the lobster fishery will be resilient to the after effects of the earthquake’, said NZ RLIC Chief Executive Officer, Daryl Sykes.
‘There is an extensive inventory and long time series of rock lobster fisheries data collected by industry participants and independent observers and it should not take too long to reference current lobster abundance and distribution against the historical record. The CRA 5 Industry will assist in every way possible." ...
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