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Call to close fishery before crayfish disappear forever

Press Release – Forest And Bird

The Minister of Fisheries is tinkering around the edges of crayfish management while the crayfish population on Aucklands doorstep collapses towards extinction, says Forest & Bird. Read more »

Moana New Zealand profit up 11%

Press Release – Moana Fisheries

Iwi-owned seafood company Moana New Zealand has today reported a net profit after tax of $21.4 million for the year ended 30 September 2018. Finishing the year at 100% of plan, this is up 11% on last years profit of $19.3 million. Read more »

Maui Dolphin Death the Mandate for Change

Press Release – World Animal Protection

With another death of a critically endangered Mui dolphin on a west coast North Island beach, global animal welfare organisation World Animal Protection is shining an international spotlight on the critical status of the species, and the need for … Read more »

Trout Farming Proposal a “Dead Loss” for NZ

Press Release – NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

A petition of a former salmon farmer calling on Parliament to pass law allowing commercial trout farming has been criticised by a national trout and rivers advocacy as ridiculous, short-sighted and a dead loss for New Zealand. Graham Carter, … Read more »

Māui dolphin found dead on Auckland beach

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The body of a juvenile dolphin, thought to be a Mui dolphin, has been found washed up on an Auckland beach. Read more »

Completion of the West Coast Inshore Fisheries Trawl Survey

Press Release – Joint Press Release

An inshore trawl survey commissioned by Fisheries New Zealand and undertaken by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) was completed on Sunday, 2 December. Read more »

Float-free EPIRB distress beacons compulsory from 1 January

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is reminding operators they must install float-free EPIRB distress beacons on commercial fishing vessels by 1 January 2019. This applies to those vessels between 7.5 metres and 24 metres operating outside enclosed waters. Read more »

MCDEM assessing large Pacific earthquake

Press Release – Civil Defence Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and GNS Science are currently assessing whether the magnitude 7.6 SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS earthquake at 2018-12-05 5:18 PM has created a tsunami that could affect New Zealand. Read more »

Awards for best primary sector employers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Agriculture Damien OConnor has congratulated the best primary sector employers at an awards evening at Parliament. Read more »

EDS scaremongering on fisheries management?

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

Stuff recently reported that Shane Jones and NZ First have blocked an EDS appointment of our Policy Director Raewyn Peart to a Ministerial fisheries advisory group. The reason given is our recent publication Voices from the Sea which reveals a number … Read more »

Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari back on track

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The Ministers of Conservation and Fisheries today announced their intention to establish a Ministerial Advisory Committee, early next year, to assist with the implementation of the Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari marine spatial plan. Read more »

Progress on Sea Change Proposals

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage and Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash today announced an important step forward on work to restore the health of the Hauraki Gulf. Read more »

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