Finally the MPI has seen sense and have given Dave Turner Former Director Fisheries the boot over his continual cover-ups and lies regarding the management of the inshore fishery.
Martyn Dunne the Director General of MPI should have bought in somebody new with clean hands.
The appointment of Steve Halley to replace Turner as Director – Fisheries Management, Marine Branch, will do nothing to improve the image and reputation of MPI, or Director General Martyn Dunne.
Halley as the former inshore manager was instrumental in overseeing the camera trials in the snapper fishery and worked closely with the industry owned Camera Company.
Turner was responsible for the snapper debacle several years ago when the rec fishing limit was reduced and the commercial fishing quota increased.
It is becoming more clearer that Dunne is cleaning house as we anticipate a new government that will ensure all the rotten eggs in this MPI fisheries basket are removed.
Appointing Halley is another huge mistake by Dunne because Halley is known to only bat for industry.
Not one single person employed in any MPI fisheries management role is fit for this job, as their continual lies, deceit and corruption have degraded the MPI Fisheries to nothing but a dribbling bureaucratic mess,which has stained NZ's reputation.
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