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Ratification of global fisheries agreement a positive step

The Maritime Union says the ratification of a new global fisheries agreement by the New Zealand Government is positive news, but New Zealand still has a long way to go to fix systemic problems in the fishing sector.

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New Zealand fisheries under spotlight of global union campaign

The New Zealand fishing industry is under the spotlight of a major international union campaign From Catcher to Counter.

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Findings on Oyang 70 sinking a stain of New Zealand’s conscience

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says the findings of a Coroner’s inquest into the sinking of the Oyang 70, released today, make appalling reading.

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Where are the fishing industry jobs for young New Zealanders?

The Maritime Union says the fishing industry must provide well paid jobs for New Zealand workers rather than relying on overseas labour.

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Maritime Union welcomes US Government report “spotlight” on New Zealand fishing industry practices

Heavy criticism of the use of overseas labour in the New Zealand fishing industry in a major US Government report is justified, and confirms how bad practices have become in the New Zealand maritime sector.

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Government decision to reflag foreign fishing vessels welcomed

The Maritime Union has welcomed the Government’s announcement that foreign charter fishing vessels working in New Zealand waters will have to be reflagged under the New Zealand flag.

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Outsourcing fishing observers role is dangerous for the industry

Maritime Union of NZ General Secretary, Joe Fleetwood, said today that the government is vandalising the New Zealand fishing industry with plans to contract out the fishing observers for fishing vessels.

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Outsourcing fishing observers role is dangerous for the industry

Maritime Union of NZ General Secretary, Joe Fleetwood, said today that the government is vandalising the New Zealand fishing industry with plans to contract out the fishing observers for fishing vessels.

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