“Jobs, investment and new technology will flow from Nissui’s investment in seafood enterprise Sealord and Sealord’s quota will be 100% owned by Te Ohu Kai Moana “ Shane Jones press release 4/12 /2000
Twenty years later
“Sealord is using Russian crew for their deep water vessels over New Zealanders because of a lack of “trained and qualified fishers in New Zealand”.
CEO Sealord Doug Paulin 1 News 22 Oct 2020
So.. why haven’t young New Zealanders been trained to do this work over the last 20 years?
As I understand it 235 Russian and Ukranian fishermen have come from high covid areas and are in isolation with 18 positive cases at last count.
What a great deal Shane.
This government needs to put the lid on this kind of nonsense by ensuring young New Zealanders are trained in such jobs .
And mainstream media need to do some background work on deals like this one. What was promised and what was delivered.
PS Check out Sealords commercial – Maori faces and voice over and not a Russian fisherman in sight
Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.