March 25, 2019
Moana fishers ready for electronic reporting
Fisheries New Zealand is this year rolling out electronic reporting to streamline the way data is supplied, monitored and assessed.
Quota and resource manager Nathan Reid says the Māori-owned inshore seafood company is keen to make the switch from paper to electronic reporting systems as simple as possible.
More than 30 fishers who attended a workshop in Whangārei last week as part of Moana New Zealand's Responsible Fishers Programme will participate in a research trial project ahead of the statutory electronic data reporting date.
Mr Reid says electronic reporting will not only help in the data collection process but also provide an easy means for fishers to record their catches.
He says an increase in accurate data will help the industry honour its promises to be sustainable for future generations.
Moana chief executive Steve Tarrant says even though the company does not own any vessels, it has a responsibility to ensure its independent contract fishers embrace kaitiakitanga.
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