Entry of overseas fishermen into New Zealand

You may have seen in the news that the Government is letting into New Zealand, fishermen from Russia and Ukraine, at a cost of $1 million in quarantine to the New Zealand deep sea fishing industry.

This indicates that the Government is starting to see the need for greater flexibility where workers and expertise are needed, to help the New Zealand economy recover from Covid.

Product groups – led by NZ Apples and Pears, NZ Kiwifruit Groups Incorporated and Summerfruit NZ, supported by Horticulture New Zealand – continue to communicate and meet with Government Ministers and officials on a daily basis, to open up RSE movement from Covid-free Pacific countries.

As soon as we get any progress with the movement of RSE workers, we will advise you.