Joint statement from MPI and DOC

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A new report about longfin eels from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has been welcomed by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation (DOC).

The report raises biodiversity, commercial fishing and conservation questions about the long-term well being of the longfin eel.

DOC Director-General, Al Morrison and MPI Deputy Director Scott Gallacher said, “Our staff will work together to address the report’s recommendations.”

“We take our responsibilities to New Zealand for this species very seriously, and welcome any insights the Parliamentary Commissioner can offer,’’  they said.

“We will take the time to digest the PCE’s recommendations, and we will work together in reviewing and responding to them.”  

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