New Zealands 12-month Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) operation targeted recreational fishermen catching and selling rock lobster/crayfish.
An undercover compliance officer bought 1200 cooked crayfish from
recreational fishermen during the sting. Ten cars, five boats and a
tractor were seized. Selling rock lobster is punishable by up to five
years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. A restaurant in Christchurch
and a food wholesaler were also caught.