New expertise for Sustainable Seas Challenge

Press Release – NIWA

We are pleased to announce that Conrad Pilditch and Janet Stephenson have joined the Science Leadership Team, bringing both continuity and new blood. Conrad Pilditch is the new leader of Dynamic Seas, our research theme focused on using biophysical … Read more »

Talley’s skipjack tuna gets tick of sustainability

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

New Zealands main skipjack tuna purse seine fishery has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainably managed. Read more »

Seafood industry praises decision to fast-forward microbeads

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand says the industry is delighted that the Government has decided to bring forward the ban on microbeads. Read more »

Fishermen in Uproar Over IEMRS Regulations

Press Release – Chisholm Associates

Invercargill commercial fishermen have recommended that MPI immediately halt and review the implementation of their IEMRS. The meeting described Minister Nathan Guys rushed approach to IEMRS as unworkable, excessive and possibly unlawful. In … Read more »

Pacific Foreign Ministers Meet Ahead of Forum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee will tomorrow attend the annual Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting in Fiji. Read more »

Make Taupo Fishery 13th Fish & Game Region – Outdoors Party

Press Release – Outdoors Party

“The Outdoors Party will seek to change management of the Taupo Fishery from the Department of Conservation to Fish And Game” said Co-Leader, Alan Simmons. The fishery would become the 13th Fish & Game region and come under local management … Read more »

True value of Coromandel seafood industry realised

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Coromandel mussel and oyster farmers, along with industry, iwi, businesses and agencies came together today to celebrate the findings of a report which demonstrates the real economic and social value of aquaculture to the Thames-Coromandel and surrounding … Read more »

Recreational fishing Manifesto released

Press Release – New Zealand Sport Fishing

A new approach to managing New Zealands fisheries is needed urgently The New Zealand Sport Fishing Council has released its Manifesto and calls on New Zealands political parties to consider a new approach to setting policy. The Council has consulted with … Read more »

Hundreds of penguin deaths go unreported by fishing industry

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Hundreds of penguins, including endangered hoiho /yellow-eyed penguin, are dying in fishing set nets each year. Information released under the Official Information Act shows that Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) recorded 14 penguin deaths in … Read more »

Ngāi Tahu Seafood Appoints Two New Directors

Press Release – Ngai Tahu Seafoods

Ngi Tahu Seafood Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors, Jen Crawford and Ben Bateman, bringing the total of Ngi Tahu directors on the board to four out of six. Read more »

Seafood industry congratulates its stars

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

New Zealands seafood stars have been recognised at the industrys annual conference in Wellington today. Read more »

One Stop Source for New Zealand Seafood Information Launched

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

A one-stop source for information on New Zealand seafood was launched at the New Zealand Seafood Industry conference in Wellington today. Read more »

Commercial Fishing Industry Worth Over $4B to NZ Economy

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

A report from economic researchers, BERL shows New Zealands commercial fishing industry is worth $4.18 billion. Read more »

Revolutionising the fisheries industry through innovation

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

A Danish expert in sustainable fishing will address the New Zealand Seafood industry conference in Wellington tomorrow and reaffirm that innovation will lead the way as the seafood industry continues to address areas such as environmental impact, … Read more »

Greens urged to clarify Marine Conservation, DoC advocacy

Press Release – Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

Greens urged to clarify Marine Conservation, DoC advocacy, Biosecurity in their Thriving Nature Plan The Green Partys Thriving Nature Conservation Plan issued by Co-Leader, James Shaw, is good news for on-land conservation, but they … Read more »

Ken Mair: It is time to put the ASPIRATIONS of Tuna first

Press Release – Te Wai Maori Trust

BEGINS Ken Mair: It is time to put the ASPIRATIONS of Tuna first. Are we up to the challenge? Te Wai Mori Trust recently hosted the second National Mori Tuna Conference at Whanganui. We were pleased to bring together over 200 iwi, commercial and customary … Read more »

Seafood New Zealand applauds paua relief package

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The Governments financial assistance package for the Kaikoura commercial paua divers has been welcomed by Seafood New Zealand chief executive Tim Pankhurst. Read more »

Kaikoura’s Coastguard ramp re-opens

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Kaikouras Coastguard ramp re-opens Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy has officially re-opened the Coastguard ramp at Kaikoura harbour today, eight months after it was badly damaged in the November 2016 earthquake. Its great for the local community … Read more »

New quake support for Kaikoura paua fishers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New quake support for Kaikoura paua fishers Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has announced a new $520,000 fund to help the Kaikoura paua fishing community as the latest primary sector support following Novembers earthquakes. This new … Read more »

World First: Hanging Mussel Taura in Ōkahu Bay

Press Release – Ngati Whatua o Orakei

Combining mtauranga (traditional knowledge), science and aquaculture, the hanging of mussel taura (rope) into kahu Bay will be the first of its kind in the world. The strength of this technique is the ability to show a dual-world process. We … Read more »

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