Rock Lobster Industry Challenge Recreational Lobbyist

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Bay of Plenty Rock Lobster Industry Challenge Recreational Lobbyist Commercial rock lobster fishermen in the Bay of Plenty (CRA 2) fishery are refuting statements made recently by Scott Macindoe of LegaSea, who claimed that there are no crayfish … Read more »

Rock Lobster Industry Again Shoulders the Burden

Press Release – NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council

The Chief Executive of the NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council, Daryl Sykes , has expressed disappointment that rock lobster fishery management decisions announced today by the Minister of Fisheries have not extended to definite actions and deadlines in … Read more »

Adjustments to commercial fishing limits

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 23 March 2017 Media Statement Adjustments to commercial fishing limits Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to commercial fishing limits for rock lobster (crayfish) and southern blue … Read more »

NIWA surveying fish in Tasman and Golden Bays

Press Release – NIWA

Boaties in Tasman and Golden Bays are likely to notice a larger than usual vessel working close to shore over the next few days. Read more »

OECD Report on New Zealand Environment a ‘Wake Up Call’

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

The Government is being urged to heed the just-released OECD report on New Zealands environmental performance, with Fish & Game saying the report is a timely wake up call. Read more »

Crayfish survey defies Ministry spin

Press Release – LegaSea

A landmark survey of people who pot and dive for crayfish on the northeast coast between Pakiri and East Cape defies Ministry for Primary Industries assurances that the fishery is doing well. More than three quarters (78.6%) of the 822 survey … Read more »

Ngàti Hikairo youth to suggest ‘Hikairo dividend’

Press Release – Ngati Hikairo

Te Putahitanga Rangatahi o Ngti Hikairo will float a proposal Monday for Ngati Maniapoto and Waikato iwi to provide its share of fisheries payouts. Read more »

Eastern Bay plan supports a bright future

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Eastern Bay will face plenty of opportunities and challenges in the next 30-50 years, with changes to technology, science, population demographics, society, the economy and the environment happening thick and fast. Its important to act now … Read more »

Porangahau Lagoon (Central Hawke’s Bay) Shellfish Warning

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Increased levels of e.coli in the Porangahau Lagoon this week has prompted a reminder from health officials to warn people of the risks associated with gathering cockles from the area. Read more »

2.0 CPS Interim Dividend, on Track to Achieve FY Forecast

Press Release – New Zealand King Salmon

New Zealand King Salmon Declares 2.0 Cps Interim Dividend, on Track to Achieve Full Year Forecast Earnings Read more »

Clean Water Document an improvement, long way to go

Press Release – Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group

Freshwater Iwi Leaders say Clean Water Document an improvement, but there is still a long way to go. Read more »

Moana New Zealand outraged by shark fin removal

Press Release – Moana NZ

Iwi owned fishing company Moana New Zealand is outraged that a dead shark with its fin removed has washed up on Onepoto Beach in the Hicks Bay. Read more »

Eagle-eyed public reports massive illegal scallop haul

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Vigilant members of the public are being praised for helping to uncover a haul of over more than 300 illegally taken scallops by two divers in an incident at Whangarei Heads. Read more »

NZ to protect seafarers’ safety and wellbeing

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand will start enforcing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) on 9 March a move that will protect domestic and international seafarers and improve their safety and wellbeing onboard foreign-flagged and New Zealand ships. Read more »

Top environmental issues: Water, agriculture, climate change

Press Release – Forest And Bird

The latest Public Perceptions of New Zealands Environment survey, released today, shows that New Zealanders have an overly positive view of our environment, but that we are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of our primary industries … Read more »

Albacore tuna gets second sustainability tick

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

New Zealands albacore tuna troll fishery has been re-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainably managed. The certification is valid for a period of 5 years and requires annual audits to ensure the fishery maintains its high level … Read more »

TTR retreads rejected argument in 2nd bid to mine iron sands

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Fisheries groups have teamed up to oppose Trans Tasman Resources’ second bid to mine iron sands from the ocean floor in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, and were joined by Origin Energy Resources Kupe NZ – on behalf of the Kupe … Read more »

Prices and Sales Volumes Steady Through Summer

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 11 fewer farm sales (-2.1%) for the three months ended January 2017 than for the three months ended January 2016. Overall, there were 521 farm sales in the three … Read more »

Deepwater Group welcomes Kermadec research

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The discoveries of new species made by NIWA on a 20-day scientific voyage to the remote Kermadec region have been welcomed by deep sea fishers, who encourage further scientific exploration of this vast untouched ocean northeast of New Zealand. George … Read more »

Crayfish mismanagement needs to be urgently addressed

Press Release – LegaSea

LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council have responded strongly to proposals from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) relating to the future management of three rock lobster fisheries around the coast from East Cape to Wellington and … Read more »

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