Clean Water Document an improvement, long way to go

Press Release – Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group

Freshwater Iwi Leaders say Clean Water Document an improvement, but there is still a long way to go. Read more »

Moana New Zealand outraged by shark fin removal

Press Release – Moana NZ

Iwi owned fishing company Moana New Zealand is outraged that a dead shark with its fin removed has washed up on Onepoto Beach in the Hicks Bay. Read more »

Eagle-eyed public reports massive illegal scallop haul

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Vigilant members of the public are being praised for helping to uncover a haul of over more than 300 illegally taken scallops by two divers in an incident at Whangarei Heads. Read more »

NZ to protect seafarers’ safety and wellbeing

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand will start enforcing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) on 9 March a move that will protect domestic and international seafarers and improve their safety and wellbeing onboard foreign-flagged and New Zealand ships. Read more »

Top environmental issues: Water, agriculture, climate change

Press Release – Forest And Bird

The latest Public Perceptions of New Zealands Environment survey, released today, shows that New Zealanders have an overly positive view of our environment, but that we are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of our primary industries … Read more »

Albacore tuna gets second sustainability tick

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

New Zealands albacore tuna troll fishery has been re-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainably managed. The certification is valid for a period of 5 years and requires annual audits to ensure the fishery maintains its high level … Read more »

TTR retreads rejected argument in 2nd bid to mine iron sands

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Fisheries groups have teamed up to oppose Trans Tasman Resources’ second bid to mine iron sands from the ocean floor in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, and were joined by Origin Energy Resources Kupe NZ – on behalf of the Kupe … Read more »

Prices and Sales Volumes Steady Through Summer

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 11 fewer farm sales (-2.1%) for the three months ended January 2017 than for the three months ended January 2016. Overall, there were 521 farm sales in the three … Read more »

Deepwater Group welcomes Kermadec research

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The discoveries of new species made by NIWA on a 20-day scientific voyage to the remote Kermadec region have been welcomed by deep sea fishers, who encourage further scientific exploration of this vast untouched ocean northeast of New Zealand. George … Read more »

Crayfish mismanagement needs to be urgently addressed

Press Release – LegaSea

LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council have responded strongly to proposals from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) relating to the future management of three rock lobster fisheries around the coast from East Cape to Wellington and … Read more »

Golden Bay whale strandings update 4.45 13/2/17

Press Release – Department of Conservation

DOC staff are keeping a watch on the shore around the Taupata Point area of Golden Bay for any pilot whales stranding. Read more »

NZ commodity prices down in January

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices dipped in January, with wool and dairy weakness counteracting broad-based gains. Read more »

Oysters from Mahurangi Harbour recalled due to gastro bug

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is warning people not to eat a number of brands of chilled oysters harvested from the Mahurangi Harbour north of Auckland as they may be contaminated with norovirus. Read more »

Fisheries officers kept busy on land and sea

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries fisheries officers detected close to 50 fisheries offences during vessel and land-based patrols in the days leading up to and including Auckland Anniversary. Read more »

NZ Premium Whitebait ramps up production for exports after

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Premium Whitebait, the country’s only commercial whitebait farm, produced its first commercial harvest last year and is planning to invest in a larger facility this year that will enable it to step up production and … Read more »

NZ Premium Whitebait ramps up production for exports

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Premium Whitebait, the country’s only commercial whitebait farm, produced its first commercial harvest last year and is planning to invest in a larger facility this year that will enable it to step up production and … Read more »

King Salmon passes FMA sniff test

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand King Salmon’s prospectus didn’t make detailed mention of the proposal to relocate up to six of its farms to areas of the Marlborough Sounds where such commercial activities are currently prohibited, even though a Cabinet … Read more »

Minister set to make arrogant captain’s call

Press Release – Green Party

National’s Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, is sidelining the concerns of the Marlborough community by preparing to decide unilaterally on new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Routine patrol results in massive haul of undersized paua

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

A routine weekend patrol for two Wellington fisheries officers and an honorary fisheries officer resulted in the discovery of an illegal haul of almost 300 undersized paua. Ministry for Primary Industries team manager for the Eastern and Lower North Island, … Read more »

Tender opens for Firth of Thames fish farming space

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A potentially major new economic opportunity for the Waikato region is gaining momentum with the regional council calling for tenders to occupy up to 240 hectares of fish farming space in the Firth of Thames. Read more »

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