Will Kiwis benefit from Rescue Fish being adopted?

May 22, 2020

Yes. New Zealanders will benefit from more fish in the sea and a healthier marine environment that will contribute to our well-being.

There will also be, over time, increased income from commercial fishing and the resource rentals that fishing generates. The benefits will grow as the resource rental income increases, and as fish stocks rebuild.

Rescue Fish will require a resource rental to be applied to every kilo of fish landed commercially. This resource rental will be paid to the Government to distribute according to its policy preferences. Rescue Fish advocates that Maori earn an agreed percentage of the resource rental income in recognition of the Crown’s Treaty obligations. Rescue Fish policy.