Challenge on Fishing Boat Still Stands

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 12 FEBRUARY 2016 Challenge on Fishing Boat Still Stands Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters is advising the Prime Minister that his challenge over his claim on spending … Read more »

Silver Carp Not Wanted in NZ – Minister Must Say No

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is urging Conservation Minister Maggie Barry not to approve the introduction of silver carp to a fish farm near Taupo. Read more »

Challenge to PM – Prove Your Fishing Story Or Pay Up

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 10 FEBRUARY 2016 Challenge to PM Prove Your Fishing Story Or Pay up Read more »

Government must reinforce fishery officers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must reinforce front line fisheries officers to manage New Zealands fishing stocks more closely following a controversial new report which claims the countrys catch has been underestimated for years, says Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson … Read more »

Govt needs to restore confidence in fisheries management

Press Release – Green Party

New Zealand needs to halt the substantial under-reporting of commercial fish catches and dumping that a new report suggests is widespread in the fishing industry, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Fresh NZ seafood reaches China via Alibaba’s Tmall platform

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) – Fresh New Zealand seafood is being shipped directly to consumers in mainland China using Alibaba Group Holding’s third-party sales platform, Tmall.com. Read more »

Sunday fishing banned on New Brighton Pier

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Sunday fishing banned on New Brighton Pier Sunday fishing off New Brighton Pier has been banned for a year from this Sunday, 7 February. The trial means no-one can fish or use crab pots from 10am to 5pm on Sundays, with the Council reviewing it … Read more »

Māori Fishing Rights Undermined, Māori Party Silent

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The governments newly proposed recreational fishing parks will undermine Mori fishing rights and the Mori Party remains silent on the issue, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Chief Executive Takes up New Role

Press Release – Te Ohu Kaimoana

Te Ohu Kaimoana Chief Executive Peter Douglas has tendered his resignation to the board to take up a role with Government. He will be leaving in mid-March. Read more »

The Demise of Lake Taupo Imminent if Carp Farm Goes Ahead

Press Release – Outdoors Party

Alan Simmons, leader of the Outdoors Party says he has been inundated with emails condemning the proposed Carp farm at Taupo and all are bewildered that the Minister of Conservation has already approved it. On Social media, forums, facebook people … Read more »

Black Market Seafood Sales Driven by Demand

Press Release – LegaSea

Illegal sales of seafood on social media is worth thousands of dollars and is particularly difficult to combat according to recent reports. Read more »

Sealord profit sinks 62% in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Sealord’s annual profit more than halved as sales slumped with low global prices weighing on New Zealand’s second largest fishing company. Read more »

Keep Fishing Jobs in New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Instead of getting value from our fish we are throwing workers on the scrapheap and allowing fish to be processed offshore, says New Zealand First Fisheries Spokesperson Richard Prosser. Read more »

60 Sealord jobs to go at Nelson plant

Press Release – E tu Union

After a 12 month review, Sealord informed staff yesterday that their Kirimi Line (crumbed fish bites) operation was no longer commercially viable due to offshore competition. Read more »

The Royal Navy’s HMS Protector in Christchurch

Press Release – British High Commission

The Royal Navys HMS Protector in Christchurch as part of historic Southern Ocean patrol The arrival of HMS Protector, a specialist ice patrol ship, in Christchurch today is a powerful demonstration of the close cooperation between the UK and New … Read more »

Aotearoa Fisheries keen for collaborative approach

Press Release – Wright Communications

Aotearoa Fisheries keen for collaborative approach New Zealands largest Mori-owned fishing group, Aotearoa Fisheries, applauds the governments focus on sustainably managing and protecting our oceans, but is concerned that recreational fishing parks … Read more »

What’s the Catch? How FADs are Decimating Marine Ecosystems

Press Release – Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna

A recent report from the PEW Charitable Trusts finds that the exploitation of drifting fish aggregating devices (FADs) to catch tuna is on the rise, with FAD development more than doubled since 2006 in the Pacific Ocean alone. From 2011 to 2013, the estimated … Read more »

Proposed Law Threatens Māori Fishing Rights

Press Release – Te Ohu Kaimoana

Proposed legislation for establishing marine protected areas in territorial waters will undermine Mori fishing rights under the Treaty of Waitangi and erode the value of the Mori Fisheries Settlement. Read more »

Recreational Fishing Parks a Sop to Commercial Fishers

Press Release – Outdoors Party

The Government’s consultation document on marine and recreational fishing parks has drawn fire from the Outdoors Party. They say it will have negligible impact on recreational sea fishing and shows how little those politicians who support it understand fishing … Read more »

Recreational Fishing a Low Priority for Government

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Recreational Fishing a Low Priority for Government New Zealand First says the governments proposals for recreational fishing parks in Marlborough and the Hauraki Gulf should be treated with caution. The concept of recreational parks is good but given fisheries … Read more »

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