Minister not worried about claims of fish-dumping

By Ripeka Timutimu

Labour members of Parliament have today spoken up about the Governments lacklustre response to the dumping of fish by supermarket chain, Countdown, labelling it as weak. Some are also calling on the practice to be stamped out.

Today Minister of Primary Industries, Nathan Guy says he's not worried at all by these claims.

According to Nathan Guy today, “MPI were in having a look at the process yesterday and they reported back to me that they did not have any concerns so they’ve been in and had an investigation about the undersized fish”

The Ministers response to the Native Affairs report last night has been described by opposition MP's essentially as a slap in the face.

Meka Whaitiri, MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti, says she was “shocked to see the waste, but there is always two sides to the story…” she adds, “sure most people that saw that story were shocked due to the excessive waste”

Whitsleblower Kevin Rogers accused Progressive Enterprise, the owners of supermarket chain, Countdown, of dumping binloads of fish, sometimes up to 6 tonnes per day.

Furthermore, some from the Labour party are calling for further investigation, so that this precious resource is not put to waste any longer.

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