Dongwon Fisheries Ltd

Local disappointment over further Cook Island purse seining allocations

The government has access agreements with two Korean based purse seine fishing companies, Silla Co Ltd and Dongwon Fisheries Ltd, and the New Zealand company Talley's Fisheries, all of which have been assigned days within the country's 1,250 day quota.

Te Ipukarea Society's technical director, Kelvin Passfield says the public had only been told of one Korean company and the government agreed to consult on an agreement with the European Union

He said he only found out about the latest agreements in a television interview with the Secretary of Marine Resources.