A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says. Read more »

Decision to transfer ownership of Okaro lake bed to Te Arawa

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Exactly 10 years after ownership of 13 of the districts lake beds was signed over to Te Arawa, the Rotorua Lakes Council has resolved to transfer ownership of the Okaro lake bed to Te Arawa Lakes Trust. Read more »

Fisherman has a near miss at Waimakariri River mouth

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police were alerted that a fisherman had been swept out to sea shortly before 7.45am this morning at Kairaki beach near the Waimakariri River mouth. Read more »

New Zealand Seafood – the Kiwi Christmas Classic

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand is encouraging New Zealanders to put our sustainable seafood on their tables this Christmas. Read more »

Fish4all – android smartphone app now available

Press Release – Fish4all

Just in time for summer the Fish4all app is now available for android smartphones. Unveiled for iPhones earlier this year, the free app has been developed to gather data that can provide better information on where and how recreational fishing is … Read more »

International Science paper reveals collapse of Kelp beds

Press Release – Wade Doak

Noted marine specialist, Wade Doak, of Northland, New Zealand, says an important scientific paper, just published in the international Royal Societys Philosophical Transactions, charts the widespread collapse and destruction of marine algal forests, … Read more »

Offshore mining appeal withdrawn

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The withdrawal of the High Court appeal by Trans Tasman Resources is not unexpected, according to the Environmental Defence Society. Read more »

Seabed mining company drops appeal

Press Release – Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

A victory for common sense was Kiwis Against Seabed Minings reaction today to Trans Tasman Resources news that it will drop its attempt to reverse the EPAs rejection of its seabed mining application. Read more »

Aotearoa Fisheries back in black on profitable Sealord

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Aotearoa Fisheries, which manages more than $530 million of fisheries assets for its iwi shareholders, returned to profit in the 2014 financial year after its major investment, Sealord group, was back in black after exiting its … Read more »

Closure of hearing on Chatham Rock Phosphate application

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The hearing on the marine consent application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP) has been closed by the Environmental Protection Authoritys (EPA) Decision-making Committee. Read more »

Calling for a Halt to Shark Dives While Evidence Collected

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants a moratorium on shark diving until more research is done on potential dangers to paua divers. Read more »

EPA looks forward to high levels of compliance with EEZ law

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is expecting high levels of compliance with the new Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) legislation as operators become more familiar with the regimes strict new requirements. Read more »

Fish & Game Wins Ruataniwha Dam High Court Appeal

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game and its environmental allies have won their High Court appeal against the way the Board of Inquiry into the Ruataniwha Dam made decisions. Read more »

Profit for the Aotearoa Fisheries Group

Press Release – Aotearoa Fisheries

Aotearoa Fisheries Limited, one of New Zealands largest fishing companies, has reported a consolidated profit of $21.9 million for the year ended 30 September 2014. Read more »

Check inflatable lifejackets before using

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Inflatable lifejackets have taken the lifejacket market by storm – theyre lightweight, easy to wear and able to fit a variety of people. Read more »

Paua Industry Dismayed with DOC Permits

Press Release – PauaMac5

The paua industry is dismayed that the Department of Conservation has granted permits for two Great White Shark Cage Diving Operators (GWSCDOs) to operate in the waters around Stewart Island. Read more »

Time to Check, Clean, and Dry

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is supporting the Freshwater Pest Awareness campaign and encouraging everyone who use Otagos rivers, streams, and lakes to always CHECK, CLEAN, and DRY clothing and equipment when moving from one waterway to another, to … Read more »

Toxic shellfish poisoning strikes the Bay again

Press Release – Bay Of Plenty DHB

In the past 24 hours, reports of six people suffering from toxic shellfish poisoning have been received by the Medical Officer of Health. Each person affected had eaten shellfish collected from the coastline which has a current health warning. Read more »

Fish & Game praise for public after anti-poaching operation

Press Release – Eastern Fish and Game

Members of the public have been praised after a high profile joint Fish & Game and police operation to intercept poachers spotted in a local stream. A local person reported seeing four men last Friday (December 5) afternoon, one with a rod, in a … Read more »

Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, departs for Operation Icefish

Press Release – Sea Shepherd Australia

This morning the Sea Shepherd conservation ship, Sam Simon, will depart Wellington, New Zealand for a new Southern Ocean defence mission, Operation Icefish. The campaign, Sea Shepherds 11th in the Antarctic waters, will focus on targeting the illegal … Read more »

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