Help sought on potential fish abandonment

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI is seeking public information about a potential fish-abandonment incident at Waikawau Bay on the Thames Coast of Coromandel Peninsula. Read more »

NZ aims to improve oceans management

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is to lead New Zealands delegation to the Our Oceans Conference in Valparaiso, Chile next week with the aim of improving the management of the worlds oceans. Read more »

Fishing Body Seeks Assurances From Government

Press Release – Fisheries Inshore New Zealand – FINZ

The organisation that represents the countrys inshore fishers Fisheries Inshore New Zealand wants to work with the Government to develop mutually supportive utilisation and conservation outcomes in fisheries management and measures to protect … Read more »

Te Ohu Kaimoana

Press Release – Te Ohu Kaimoana

Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Mori Fisheries Trust, has considered the Governments recent announcement to create the countrys largest marine reserve around the Kermadec Islands. The Chairman of Te Ohu Kaimoana, Mr Matiu Rei , and Chief Executive, Mr … Read more »

Aggressive paua gatherer arrested in Northland

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Paua at Kawerua Beach, north of Dargaville, have been under pressure again with fishery officers finding gatherers this week with many times more than the daily limit of 10 paua per person. Read more »

Pleasure boat seized for scallop breach

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A fisher in the Hauraki Gulf got a nasty surprise yesterday (1 October) when fishery officers seized his boat for ignoring recreational scallop dredging rules. Read more »

Solid start to trout season despite weather

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Solid start to trout season despite weather Wellington anglers yesterday hit the regions rivers in their droves for Opening Day of the new fishing season and there are already high hopes of a productive season ahead with plenty of fish around … Read more »

Get prepared before you hit the water

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

With the arrival of daylight savings and the feel of spring in the air, the regions boaties are reminded to keep safe on the water as they take advantage of improved weather and longer days. Read more »

Defence Force Orion Finds Missing Boaties

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

A New Zealand Defence Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft last night located a dinghy missing near Tokelau in the Pacific with three people on board. All three occupants were well and uninjured. The dingy had been missing since Tuesday morning New Zealand … Read more »

Fishing skipper reports loss of snapper

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is pleased with the actions of a commercial fishing skipper who reported a large accidental loss of fish, southeast of Great Barrier Island while still at sea earlier in the week. Read more »

Aotearoa Fisheries encourages inclusive sanctuary decisions

Press Release – Aotearoa Fisheries

New Zealands largest Maori-owned fishing group, Aotearoa Fisheries, understands the creation of a new marine sanctuary in the Kermadec region, but hopes for greater engagement with industry on future sanctuaries. Read more »

Claims over iwi consultation on Kermadec sanctuary weak

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Claims by the Labour Party of insufficient Government consultation with iwi on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary announced yesterday ignore the strong support of iwi for the new protection, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Lack of consultation over Kermadec ocean sanctuary

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A lack of consultation with important iwi stakeholders about the establishment of the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary could lead to legal challenges, says Labours Fisheries spokesperson Rino Tirikatene. Read more »

Trout angling access safeguarded for opening day

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Anglers are being reassured by Fish & Game that access to their favourite fishing spot for the looming trout fishing season has been safeguarded by Parliament under several pieces of new and existing legislation. Read more »

New ocean sanctuary welcome, but compensation important

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Prime Ministers announcement of an Ocean Sanctuary in the Kermadec region, but says the government must consider the costs imposed on private businesses. Read more »

No compo for interests shut out of Kermadec sanctuary

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The government won’t compensate commercial fishing companies for lost catch in the proposed Kermadec ocean sanctuary, in what it sees as holding “very little viable commercial fishing.” Read more »

Proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

With no forewarning from Government the industry needs time to consider the full implications, Seafood New Zealand Chairman George Clement said. Read more »

Kermadec sanctuary a global contribution to ocean protection

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Prime Ministers announcement today at the United Nations in New York of a new Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary is a global contribution by New Zealand towards better protection of the worlds oceans, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

PM announces Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has announced the creation of a 620,000 km2 Ocean Sanctuary in the Kermadec region, one of the most pristine and unique environments on Earth. Read more »

Anglers asked to ‘tell all’ about fishing habits

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game officers are preparing to quiz over 1000 anglers about their fishing habits on Opening Day, as the new fishing season (October 1) gets underway on the Rotorua lakes. Read more »

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