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What a catch! Chokka fishing co-op sets sail in own boat

A black fishing co-operative launched its squid season in historic style on Tuesday with 25 of its members setting off for a three-week chokka fishing expedition — on their own boat, for the first time ever.

The East Cape Black Fishers Co-operative is one of 12 co-operatives across the province granted 15-year 21-species fishing rights in 2019 by environment, forestry and fisheries minister Barbara Creecy, but until now none of the organisations have owned their own vessel...

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