Date: 17 April 2013 Source: Joint statement from Ministry for Primary Industries and the Department of Conservation
A new report about longfin eel from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has been welcomed by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation (DOC).
The report raises biodiversity, commercial fishing and conservation questions about the long-term well being of longfin eel.
DOC Director-General, Al Morrison and MPI Deputy Director Scott Gallacher said, “Our staff will work together to address the report’s recommendations.”
“We take our responsibilities for this species very seriously, and welcome any insights the Parliamentary Commissioner can offer,’’ they said.
“We will take the time to digest the PCE’s recommendations, and we will work together in reviewing and responding to them."
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