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Fish & Game closes Upper Rakaia hatchery operations

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

North Canterbury Fish and Game Council is closing their two salmon hatchery operations in the Upper Rakaia River in order to protect the wild sea-run salmon fishery. Read more »

Petition launched to prevent fishing ban

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Motiti Islands fisheries are at risk as local councils now have the power to apply fishing bans wherever they see fit, Nationals Fisheries spokesperson Ian McKelvie says. Read more »

Fishers breaking law on bycatch

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Commercial long-line fishers appear to be failing to report bycatch the vast majority of the time, says Forest & Bird. The organisation says an official report shows fishers catching migratory species like tuna are nine times more likely to report … Read more »

Weak fishing rules killing endangered albatross

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Endangered seabirds will continue to die under weak new regulations for commercial longline fishing, Forest & Bird says. Read more »

Fishery officers stop suspected illegal snapper sales

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

Fisheries officers have stopped a group of commercial fishers in the Thames region who were allegedly under-reporting catches and unlawfully supplying snapper to an Auckland fish supply business. Read more »

Plans to protect the future of whitebaiting announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

With several native whitebait species in decline the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage has today released proposals to standardise and improve management of whitebait across New Zealand. Read more »

Fisheries management helps prevent overfishing – Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Roughly half of the worlds fish catch is being managed sustainably, but the other half is not properly assessed or managed, leaving vast areas prone to overfishing, according to a new global study. Read more »

Rāhui/prohibition placed on shellfish gathering in Te Mātā

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Map of rahui area Thames Coast iwi Ngti Tamater has placed a rhui, or prohibition, over the Te Mt and Tapu (Waipatukahu) shellfisheries, which the Ministry for Primary Industries will be enforcing. Read more »

Forest & Bird seeks judicial review of tarakihi catch limits

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Fisheries NZ Minister Stuart Nashs decision to allow tarakihi stocks to remain overfished for the next 25 years is not environmentally sustainable, and Forest & Bird is seeking a judicial review of the decision. The East Coast tarakihi stock … Read more »

Public consultation open for fisheries sustainability

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand starts consultation today on proposed changes to catch settings for rock lobster and scallops for the new fishing year beginning 1 April 2020. Read more »

Iwi to receive largest ever cash dividend from Moana NZ

Press Release – Moana New Zealand

The largest Iwi-owned kaimoana and kai ora company, Moana New Zealand, has today reported a net profit after tax of $22.8 million for the year ended 30 September 2019. Finishing the year at 109% of plan, this is 7% up on last years profit of … Read more »

Take Trout Farming Off Agenda Says Trout Federation

Press Release – NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

Trout farming should not be a part of governments plan to strengthen the allocation and transfer process in the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 says a trout and rivers advocacy the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA). Read more »

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