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What is Sustainable

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What is Sustainable

What is 'Sustainable' ? The Oxford dictionary defines sustainable as something that is able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.  It also defines it another way; conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources.  

New Zealand law requires catch limits for every fish stock to be set at levels that will ensure their long-term sustainability. The Ministry of Fisheries rigorously monitors the amount of fish caught against these limits and financial penalties are enforced if too much fish is caught in any one year.  Under this system, the commercial catching rights for each of... read on

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FV Polaris out fishing on New Zealand summers day

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FV Polaris out fishing on New Zealand summers day

FV Polaris skippered by Bill Gold.  This is summer fishing at its best on the south coast of New Zealand.  The 70ft Polaris will tow a small net on the sandy sea floor catching the large soles, flounders and the odd gurnard or monkfish.  The net has large holes in it too allow the undersized fish to escape unharmed... read on

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