I understand that most of the trawlers involved are foreign chartered vessels. Surely that should make it easy to change to jigging coz there must be hundreds of squid jigging ships available overseas for charter. No need to convert NZ boats to jiggers for the short squid season. And jigging has NO BYCATCH! Jigging for squid was used extensively around New Zealand back in the 1980's or so. Why not now? If the Government is concerned about the future of the Auckland Island sealion population, they can insist MPI makes the change to jigging next season.