Story: Fishing industry

Measuring fish

A fisheries official measures a fish aboard the Taiko Maru No 2. The industry has become increasingly regulated since the 1980s and fishermen must keep detailed records of their catches. Listen to an interview with the director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries at the time, Russ Ballard, who talks about the teething problems following the introduction of the Quota Management System in 1986.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Fishing – government warns fishermen over illegal fishing/Reference number C920219A).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1978/0830/19
Photograph by Ron Fox

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - The quota system – an evaluation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/6366/measuring-fish (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006