Ashburton Police seek information on boat theft

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Ashburton Police are investigating the theft of a boat and trailer from Drummond and Etheridge Marine. Read more »

Hikitia to Lift Giant Anchor Tomorrow (23/7)

Press Release – Maritime Heritage Trust of Wellington

Tomorrow Sat 23/7/16 Wellington’s historic floating crane Hikitia will lift the very large old anchor in storage aft of Hikitia. Photo attached shows the anchor last being lifted in 2010. Read more »

Urban Maori, Fisheries Commission agree to work together

Article – BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) – National Urban Mori representative John Tamihere says the group wants to work with Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Mori Fisheries Commission, after a ruling by Wellington’s High Court that the commission’s appointment of iwi-affiliated … Read more »

High Court Judgment on Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust

Press Release – Te Ohu Kaimoana

Last week, the High Court delivered its judgment in the case taken by the National Urban Mori Authority (NUMA) and Te Whnau o Waipareira Trust. Read more »

Mixed bag when it comes to submissions

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Those interested in how the rules of the road at sea are set recently had the opportunity to have their say. Submissions for the proposed Navigation Safety Bylaw closed on Thursday 7 July and in total 217 submissions were received. Hearings will … Read more »

Scallop Fishing Ban Proves Review Needed

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The scallop fishing ban in Marlborough Sounds proves fisheries management must be reviewed, says New Zealand First. Read more »

MPI’s action for albatross protection – welcome news

Press Release – WWF

Todays announcement that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will prosecute fishing-related albatross deaths is welcomed by conservation organisation, WWF New-Zealand. Read more »

MPI to prosecute over fishing-related albatross deaths

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI to prosecute over fishing-related albatross deaths new rules to be put in place 14 July 2016 The Ministry for Primary Industries is prosecuting a commercial fisherman in relation to the deaths of 38 albatrosses and is moving to put in place … Read more »

Sea bird carnage won’t end with one prosecution

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it welcomes the prosecution of a commercial fisher who refused to use the required bird deterrents and caught 38 albatrosses, but says the long line fishing industry must be better regulated to prevent the deaths of many more … Read more »

LegaSea welcomes Minister’s decision

Press Release – LegaSea

Nathan Guys decision to partially close Southern Scallops to all fishing for a season is a good decision to protect the highly prized scallop fishery at the top of the South Island. Recreational group LegaSea supports a complete ban of scallop … Read more »

Govt must act before longfin eels disappear

Press Release – Green Party

The Government must suspend the commercial catch of New Zealand’s longfin eel, and accept the conclusion by Parliament’s environment watchdog that the eel is on a path to extinction, the Green Party said today. Read more »

New salmon farms for Marlborough

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The opening of two new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds today is a welcome development for New Zealands aquaculture industry, Environment Minister and Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

New Marlborough salmon farms come on stream

Press Release – New Zealand King Salmon

The first new space allocated for salmon in Marlborough in nine years has finally come on stream with the official opening of two new salmon farms operated by New Zealand King Salmon. The Pelorus Sounds farms at Waitata and Kopua have been officially … Read more »

Prehistoric demise of Chathams sea lion a stark warning

Press Release – University of Otago

Prehistoric demise of Chathams sea lion a stark warning for conservation of NZ sea lion Read more »

NZ King Salmon reviewing capital options as IPO rumoured

Article – BusinessDesk

July 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand King Salmon Investments says it’s reviewing its capital options to support the development of three new farms in the Marlborough Sounds after Australian media reported the company was looking at an initial public … Read more »

Bright fisheries future

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

New Zealand fisheries are in good heart, with great potential for the future, Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst said today. Read more »

Winter fisheries survey finds toothfish spawning in the Ross

Press Release – NIWA

At the edge of the advancing winter sea ice in the Ross Sea, a first-ever winter fisheries survey has uncovered new secrets of the Antarctic toothfish. The New Zealand commercial fishing vessel Janas , an ice strengthened longline vessel owned and operated … Read more »

NZDF’s Pacific Patrols Get Off to a Flying Start

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Fisheries patrols conducted by the Royal New Zealand Navy offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago in support of south-west Pacific countries are off to a flying start, with 26 commercial fishing vessels boarded recently in Fiji and Tuvalu. Read more »

Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to be established

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Marlborough District Council and the Ministry for Primary Industries will establish a Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to consider options to implement the Best Management Practice Guidelines for Salmon Farming in the Marlborough Sounds (the … Read more »

Marlborough Fishers Want a Closed Season for Scallops

Press Release – Tony Orman

The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association (MRFA) wants a closed scallop season to stem the downward spiral of the fishery. Read more »

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