8 Aug 2016

Illegal fish being flogged on social media

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 8 August 2016

The fight against seafood poaching and the latest battle ground: social media. The Ministry of Primary Industry says social networking sites are the new tool being used by seafood poachers to flog illegal seafood. In Northland, it has recently successfully prosecuted two people who were using Facebook to offload crayfish and kina. Lynn Freeman speaks to MPI's District Compliance Manager, Steve Rudsdale who says it's a growing problem, and if left unchecked could have a huge impact on available kai moana.