According to a recent article in the Northland Age, the black market sale of crayfish is on the rise due the online sales over social media websites like Facebook.
The Age sights Ministry of Fisheries figures going back to 2012 of cases of online black market fish sales. In this year alone there has been 117 reported cases.
"Six people had been prosecuted so far this year for trading black market
fish on social media. One was sentenced to 225 hours' community
service, while another was fined $8550. The ministry served three others
with infringement notices and instant fines of between $300 and $500."
- The Northland Age
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