Biggest ever fine for illegal squid offence
[SIZE=-1]New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - 4 hours ago[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]... under the Act for having sold more than 1.5 tonnes of squid, despite knowing it had not been processed in accordance with the proper requirements. ...[/SIZE]
Only the ones I gave them! Which was just to freeze randomly selected (& sized squid, min 1x 10 Kg pan) from each jigging location and record lat, long, date and water depth. I wanted to be sure all other measurements etc fitted my protocols. It all came back in Japanese anyway So there may have been a translation problem too.
I note the fines were all about human health issues, and not anything to do with the health of the squid population!
It didn't say but the main fisheries here are for Southern Arrow Squid, Nototodarus sloanii and Goulds Arrow squid, Nototodarus gouldii. N. sloanii is found mainly in the South Island of NZ (some in the south of the North Island too) and the subantarctic islands, while N. gouldi is found in the North Island and Southern Australia. So it could have been either or both species.