Protecting our Kaimoana
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New Zealand's number of undersea creatures is decreasing.
“I saw that the undersea creatures were steadily disappearing”
If people keep being greedy, then we could run out of Kaimoana in our oceans.
“But if people be greedy and take too much, or take the young ones before they grow big enough to reproduce themselves, then the fridge will get cleaned out.”
There are no rules about the size or number you can take when collecting Kaimoana.
“M.A.F has set rules about the size and number of all the different kinds of kaimona you can take.”
You need a permit to collect more than what you need for yourself.
Anyone can come to me and get permit for that, but before they take the seafood, they have to get that permit signed by a kaumatua of the area
M.A.F. cannot search your catch.
“The warrant I carry from M.A.F gives me the power to stop people if I think they are carrying kaimona, and check it.”
You can sell what you catch as long as you don’t charge too much.
“But there are always a few people who will try to cheat, and there are people who are selling what they catch. That’s illegal unless you have a special license.”
You are not allowed to catch Paua on Scuba gear.
“Some divers use scuba gear to take paua. That’s strictly illegal, because its very easy to clean out a whole area like that.”
What do you think?
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There is no need for Fisheries officers, people should be able to get how ever much Kaimona they need.
Because if people take as much as they want the fridge will become empty.
No one should be allowed to catch their own Kaimona. People should only be able to get them from the shops.
I disagree because people should be able to get their own Kaimona because if other people get the Kaimona the seafood could get contaminated. But on the other hand men should get them from the shops so people don’t take more than they should from the sea.