Facebook Helps Nab Paua Poachers

Date: 15/11/2013

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) received information
about a person offering paua for sale on Facebook at $10 each.
The information received indicated that the person had up to 100 paua for sale. A search warrant was executed and clear evidence of offending against the Fisheries Act 1996 was found. The sale of recreationally taken seafood is illegal and an offence under the Fisheries Act. For further information about fishing rules and limits visit



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