MPI cracking down on social media black market

MPI cracking down on social media black market


The Ministry of Primary
Industries says people using social media
to sell seafood illegally has increased and they have put
measures in place to combat this. A Maori fisheries officer says it is a sign of the tough times
for families, but warns there are big consequences
for those who not only sell, but also purchase the kaimoana. Valuable marine resources,
sold on the black market. Richard Ratapu says the number of people selling kaimoana
on social media is increasing. So officers Ministry of Primary
Industries fisheries officers are starting to crack down
on social media pages. The Ministry of Primary Industries has people who work hard
to find these people online. This group chases down
these people every day. They also warn that anyone
caught selling or buying will have the full force
of the law against them. However, it doesn’t appear
that the majority are doing this. They ask everyone
to keep an eye out for any illegal activity
and to contact the Ministry. Irena Smith, Te Karere.

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