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