Hundreds of roles urgently need to be filled.
Documents reveal the industry asked for reassurance MPI was still willing to contribute to a new TV ad campaign.
"When someone takes more than their share they can ruin it for everyone."
There were 18 signs on the beach warning taking shellfish was prohibited.
He failed to deploy seabird protection 20 times.
The 31-year-old was caught diving for pāua in the Taputeranga Marine Reserve.
The commercial fishing company was convicted on three representative charges.
"They've taken everything they can find - rock oysters, sea snails - the lot."
"These confidentiality agreements are all about the industry trying to continue to draw its veil of secrecy."