NZDF Set to Start Maritime Patrols with Fiji

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Set to Start Maritime Patrols with Fiji Royal New Zealand Navy patrol vessel HMNZS Taupo arrived in Fiji this morning to conduct combined maritime patrols with the Republic of Fiji Navy over the next three months. Read more »

Leaked commercial fishing industry report

Press Release – Sea Shepherd NZ

Given the recent leaked report regarding IUU (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated) practices in the commercial fishing industry Sea Shepherd is also concerned dolphin by-catch from the large trawlers on the west coast is going unreported or possibly … Read more »

What more proof is needed before government acts?

Press Release – LegaSea

Weve seen the Heron Report on failures in our fishing industry, the Achilles and Hippocamp reports paint a devastating picture of the Ministry of Primary Industries working hand in glove with industry to avoid accountability, more recently weve … Read more »

Independent inquiry needed after leaked fishing report

Press Release – Greenpeace

Thursday, May 24: Greenpeace is calling for a full and independent inquiry into New Zealands Fisheries Management System after releasing a leaked internal Government report showing “shocking” levels of malfeasance in the hoki fishery. Read more »

Sanford lifts first-half profit 43%

Article – BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) – Sanford, New Zealand’s largest listed seafood company, lifted first-half profit 43 percent as it continued to focus on higher value items such as fish fillets rather than frozen commodity products. Read more »

Strange but true: skincare from hoki and nanotechnology

Article – BusinessDesk

May 21 (BusinessDesk) – Fishing company Sanford has joined forces with nanotechnology company Revolution Fibres to produce a high-tech nanofibre facepack made from discarded hoki skins. The product, 10 years in the making, will go on sale tomorrow. Read more »

New Innovations And Old Favourites at Oyster Festival

Press Release – Bluff Oyster Festival

A capacity crowd will enjoy some new innovations and plenty of old favourites plus of course the big favourite, the iconic Bluff Oyster, at the 2018 Bluff Oyster & Food Festival in Bluff on Saturday (26 May). Read more »

NZDF To Provide Maritime Patrol Support To Fiji

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF To Provide Maritime Patrol Support To Fiji Royal New Zealand Navys inshore patrol vessel HMNZS Taupo left Auckland today to spend the next three months conducting maritime patrols in Fiji. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), with support from … Read more »

Majority of NZ’s wild-caught seafood certified sustainable

Press Release – Deepwater Group

With half of New Zealands total seafood production certified to the Marine Stewardship Councils (MSC) sustainability standard and 70 percent of the deep water catch certified, New Zealands Deepwater Group (DWG) welcomes yesterdays inaugural … Read more »

NZ’ers Choose Sustainable Seafood For Future Generations

Press Release – Marine Stewardship Council

In a new study, 83 percent of New Zealand respondents reported they believe we need to protect fish so our children and grandchildren can enjoy seafood. The research was produced by independent body, Globescan, commissioned on behalf of NGO the Marine … Read more »

No proper look-out – fishing boat grounded and lost

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

The fishing boat Lady Sarah ran aground on Kaitorete Spit near the entrance to Lake Ellesmere because no one was keeping proper look-out and no one was in the wheelhouse. Read more »

EDS Fisheries Seminar Communique

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

At a seminar last evening hosted by Auckland law firm Simpson Grierson, over 100 people heard a presentation by EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart on her new book Voices from the sea: managing New Zealands fisheries . The presentation outlined how … Read more »

Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou moana first reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

MEDIA STATEMENT 10 May 2018 Ng Hap o Ngti Porou moana first reading The Ng Rohe Moana o Ng Hap o Ngti Porou Bill (No 2) passed its first reading in Parliament today, says Minister for Treaty Negotiations Andrew Little. The Bill is the first … Read more »

Monitoring roll-out vindicates National’s work

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Confirmation today that New Zealand First has rolled-over to allow the rollout of digital monitoring technology on commercial fishing boats is welcome and vindicates the work of the previous National Government, Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie … Read more »

Next steps in digital monitoring

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash says the rollout of digital monitoring technology more widely across the commercial fishing fleet is proceeding to the next stage. Fisheries New Zealand officials are taking steps to extend catch and position … Read more »

BayTrust scholarship awarded to kaimoana researcher

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Waikato University PhD student Vanessa Taikato has been awarded the 2018 Bruce Cronin BayTrust Scholarship to study ways in which Mori moved marine shellfish from location to location. Read more »

Inaugural Sustainable Seafood Day

Press Release – MSC

Marine Stewardship Council urges New Zealanders to keep the oceans Forever Wild with the inaugural Sustainable Seafood Day Certified sustainable fisheries in New Zealand are to be celebrated on New Zealands first Sustainable Seafood Day, next … Read more »

Unidentified whale signals recorded in Cook Strait

Press Release – NIWA

Two yet-to-be identified species of beaked whales have been detected in the Cook Strait region. Identifying which species they are is important for understanding the status of marine mammal populations in New Zealand waters A research team led … Read more »

Fisheries Reform Seminar: Panelists Announced

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

Please join us for this evening seminar to hear the highlights from EDSs recent investigation into inshore fisheries management and a panel which will consider options for fisheries reform. Copies of the recent EDS publication Voices from the Sea: Managing … Read more »

Paua divers support shark cage diving Members Bill

Press Release – PauaMAC5

Proposed legislation to control shark cage diving has been welcomed by at-risk paua divers. Read more »

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