Now I know many of us are still in holiday mode for awhile longer but did it strike anyone else as a little odd to see Mr Key speak out against someone earning their living (presumably) – wanting crab pots banned at his exclusive beach resort?
“Mr Key said residents approached him late last month concerned that a fisherman was regularly setting about 40 crab pots…Mr Key said Ministry of Fisheries officials should be able to issue “cease and desist” orders to commercial crab pots on popular beaches as a precaution against attracting sharks.
“Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton saying his ministry and the Department of Conservation had told him there was no evidence crab pots attracted more sharks than would otherwise be there.”
So here is Mr Key at his exclusive beach house (story below) and fellow moneyed residents wanting to stop someone earning their daily bread? Now this is the party which is supposed to be commerce friendly isn’t it? Or is this type of commerce just small fry?