Tribute to the Late Peter McKinnon
TO PETER MCKINNON FROM THE NZ FEDERATION OF COMMERCIAL
was a fisherman who always represented the rights of all
commercial fishermen throughout the country. His extensive
experience and his forthright nature meant that he was widely
respected throughout the NZ fishing industry by
individual crew members through to the senior management in
the corporate fishing companies.
was deeply involved in the industry in many areas outside of
his own fishing business. He took particular interest in
furthering the education of fishermen through his
participation in the Seafood Industry Training Organisation
and FISHSAFE as well as his own role as Executive
Secretary of the NZ Fishing Industry Guild and the
scholarship programme that the Guild sponsors.
Federation of Commercial Fishermen respected Peter for his
work with fishing crews and acknowledges that he will be
sorely missed. He has contributed much to the welfare of
fishermen in this industry and for that he will be
President, Executive and members
Federation of Commercial Fishermen Inc.
The Federation has made a cash donation to the family's
designated charity in lieu of flowers at the funeral. The
Federation Tribute was read at the funeral by Executive
Committee member Brian Kiddie.