Illegal fisheries threat in Pacific

Kei te whakakotahi atu ngā kaiārahi o Te Moananui a Kiwa hei pakanga i ngā mahi hao ika hē ā ture. E waru rau rima tekau mano miriona tāra te ūara o ngā mahi hao ika hē ā ture ki taua takiwā. Mo te roanga ake o ngā whakamahuki kia whakawhiti atu tātou ināianei ki te hui o ngā moutere ka tū ki Pohnpei, Micronesia.

E ai ki te Pirimia a John Key he nui te utu mo nga hao ika hē ā ture, heoi e aro nui ana a Aotearoa ki te tuku awhina ki nga whenua kia ata tirohia nga hopunga ika. E ai ki a Key, he mahi huna ta etahi I a ratou e whakawhiti atu I nga hopunga ika mai tetahi waka ki tetahi atu waka. E ai ki nga rangatira nei, me whakakore atu aua mahi.

Ahakoa i tae takitahi atu nga rangatira, i tu kotahi ai ratou mo te mahi hao ika hē ā ture.

E ai ki a Key, “It's a massive fishery, worth billions, it's the big issue of a combination of big boats where they are legal but it's the misreporting.”

Hei tā te Pirimia oTuvalu a Enele Sopoaga, “The management of fisheries resources is critical, it is a key issue and a priority in a newly developed strategy for sustainable management. Our waters is the basis of life in Tuvalu.”

Ahakoa te noho hāneanea a nga rangatira I te rangi nei, he mahi nui tonu kei mua I te aroaro.

Hei tā te māngai o Federated States of Micronesia a spokesperson Eugene Pangelinan, “The president right now is considering enacting legislation to extend 12 mile territorial sea which is a no fishing area for another 12 miles, that would basically extend the area to 10% of our EEZ and be reserved for our local fisherman.”

E ai ki te pirimia o nga Kuki Airini a Henry Puna, kei te noho ōrite nga ture whakahaere o Aotearoa mo te tiaki i te arumoni me ngā tikanga e paa ana ki nga rawa hao ika.

“We think it's the way to go in terms of the sustainable management of our resources but also ensuring that the returns are fair and equitable to the country and its people.”

“We are encouraging fisher folk to go out to their local tuna fishery in their territorial waters and relieve the pressure on their coastal communities in terms of their reef stocks and all that. I think there is a lot of work being done around,” hei tā Pangelinan.

E haere tonu ana ngā mahi tirotiro a te Pacific Island Forum Fishing Agency I nga rawa ika.

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