Best fish guide doesn’t paint an accurate picture

Press Release – Moana NZ

The Best Fish Guide published by Forest and Bird Society lists very few species of fish that we can eat with a clear conscience but this couldnt be further from the truth. Read more »

Kaipara Harbour tragedy – search for the “Francie”

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The search for the missing vessel “Francie”, which capsized in the Kaipara Harbour last Saturday, is underway. Read more »

Govt putting snapper stocks at risk this summer

Press Release – Green Party

The Government has put East Coast snapper fisheries at risk by prematurely slashing the number of observers charged with monitoring and preventing commercial fish dumping, and undersize fish and wildlife being caught, the Green Party said today. Read more »

App reveals New Zealand’s best and worst seafood choices

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird has released today a powerful free mobile app which ranks the sustainability of more than 117 commercially harvested New Zealand seafood varieties. Read more »

$950,000 boost for Southland aquaculture

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced $950,000 in government support for Southlands aquaculture industry. Read more »

Chefs join forces to help launch sustainable seafood app

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird is preparing to release their highly anticipated consumer guide to sustainable seafood this Thursday, with the support of a number of New Zealands best loved cooking personalities. Read more »

Inquiry update – sinking of the charter boat Francie

Press Release – Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Media update from the Transport Accident Investigation Commission into the sinking of the charter boat Francie. Read more »

Further request from family of Mr Bill McNatty

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The family of Mr Bill McNatty would like to thank the media for heeding their request for privacy at this time. Read more »

Experienced Picton businessman drawn to whale trust

Press Release – National Whale Centre

Pictons National Whale Centre Trust (NWC) has welcomed senior local businessman, David Brown, as a new trustee. Read more »

Suspected illegal fishing operation disturbed in Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police and Fisheries Officers last week discovered sacks of undersized and shucked paua in a cave on the Hawkes Bay coast. Read more »

Research to begin on Kaikoura rock lobster quake impacts

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Research will get underway next week to determine the impact of the Kaikoura earthquake on the local rock lobster (crayfish) stock. Read more »

Marine Protection Consultation Process Generating Interest

Press Release – South East Marine Protection Forum

The South-East Marine Protection Forum has just completed a series of public information sessions throughout the Forum region which, according to Forum chair, Maree Baker-Galloway, saw a high level of public interest and engagement with the marine protection process. … Read more »

Stay safe on the water this summer

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Northlands Regional Harbourmaster is once again urging locals and visitors to follow a few simple rules and courtesies to keep themselves and their loved ones safe on the water over summer. Read more »

Public health warning – Marine biotoxin in shellfish

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today extended the public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested in Eastern Bay of Plenty. The warning has been extended westward and now includes all coastline … Read more »

Kaikōura Fishery closure

Press Release – Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

The wellbeing of the Kaikura fishery is a major concern, says Te Rnanga o Ngi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere T Mark Solomon. Read more »

Lobster Industry Supports Kaikoura Fishing Closures

Press Release – NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council

The NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council (NZ RLIC) and the Canterbury Marlborough Rock Lobster Industry Association (CRAMAC 5) have added support to the declaration of an emergency temporary closure to lobster fishing along the South Island coast from … Read more »

Greens support temporary closure of Kaikōura coast fisheries

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party supports the Governments move to close temporarily shellfish and seaweed fisheries on the east coast of the South Island in the wake of last weeks Kaikura earthquakes. Read more »

Paua industry supports MPI ban

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Paua organisations fully support the three month harvesting ban announced by the Ministry for Primary Industries today. Read more »

Temporary fishery closures around Kaikoura

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced a temporary closure of shellfish and seaweed harvesting along the earthquake-affected east coast of the South Island, and a $2 million package to investigate the impact of the earthquakes on these fisheries. Read more »

Public asked to hold fire on paua rescue

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is asking the public to refrain from attempting to rescue paua affected by the Kaikoura earthquake. We understand there are calls for people to take part in a rescue mission to save paua in the newly formed intertidal … Read more »

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