Toothfish import, export restrictions renewed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the renewal of the Customs Import and Export Prohibitions (CIPO and CEPO) on toothfish, restricting toothfish imports and exports for another three years. The renewal of restrictions on importing and … Read more »

Auckland City Shaken By Thousands Of Protest Drummers

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 29 March, 2015: Thousands of people from around the country brought drums along to a protest march in order to bang home a message to visiting oil executives that deep sea oil drilling is not acceptable in New Zealand. Read more »

Winston Peters vows to garner more investment in regions

Press Release – TVNZ

The new MP elect for Northland, Winston Peters, says he will force the Government to look beyond Auckland to address the needs of people in the regions by investing in what works. Read more »

Sustainable fishing

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu

Ngti Kahungunu in partnership with Hawkes Bay Seafood today started rolling out the use of turned mesh lengtheners in conjunction with a 5 codend on the Companys inshore fishing trawlers in an effort to preserve the fishing industry for future … Read more »

Trading update: SeaDragon FY 2015 sales to double

Press Release – SeaDragon

Additional Squalene supply agreements to underpin the trading performance of SeaDragons existing operations in FY 2016 as its Omega 3 fish oil refinery moves to completion, preparing the company for a new growth phase. Read more »

New Zealand helps Tongan deep water fisheries development

Press Release – NIWA

Fisheries scientists from NIWA are in Tonga this week to launch a programme to help the Pacific island nation maximise the economic benefits of commercial fishing. Read more »

On The Nation: Ambassador Shane Jones & James Movick.

Press Release – TV3′s ‘The Nation’

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews NZ’s Pacific Economic Ambassador, Shane Jones, and the Director General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fishing Agency, James Movick Read more »

Commercial limits for southern blue whiting changing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to commercial fishing limits in two areas as part of the annual fisheries sustainability review. From 1 April 2015 the total allowable catch for the southern blue whiting stock at the … Read more »

Primary Industry Summit Will Debate Environment

Press Release – NZ Landcare Trust

The New Zealand Primary Industry Summit is due to be held on 25-26 May 2015 at Te Papa in Wellington. The event will bring together key decision-makers in the agribusiness sector to explore strategies for value growth. Read more »

Public ideas sought on management of blue cod fishery

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Blue Cod Management Group is encouraging the local community to attend drop-in sessions in Picton and Nelson next week to learn more about the review of the Marlborough Sounds blue cod fishing rules. Read more »

Review Proposes Changes to Māori Fisheries Structures

Press Release – Te Ohu Kaimoana

Te Ohu Kaimoana (Mori Fisheries Trust) will hold up to 10 hui nationwide with iwi organisations to discuss far-reaching recommendations made in a review of the Mori Fisheries Settlement structures. Read more »

Rangitāiki River document now published and released

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Hard copies of Te Ara Whanui o Rangitiki Pathways of the Rangitaiki: River Document will be available at the Rangitiki River Festival today. Read more »

First fishing fleet renewal in 40 years

Press Release – Aotearoa Fisheries

New Zealands largest iwi-owned fisheries company has launched a major fleet renewal programme, with state-of-the-art fishing boats to be built in New Zealand. Read more »

NZAEE Seaweek 2015 ‘Ocean Champion’ Winner Announced

Press Release – NZAEE Seaweek

NZAEE Seaweek is delighted to announce that the NZAEE Seaweek Ocean Champion for 2015 is ocean campaigner, advocate, educator and conservationist Pete Bethune . Read more »

New Akaroa Harbour Brochure Launched for Seaweek

Press Release – Akaroa District Promotions

Why is Akaroa Harbour Special? The answer to this discussion-provoking question has been summarised in a new brochure launched this week by the Akaroa District Promotions. The impetus for this initiative arose when it was recognised that there was a … Read more »

Bar crossing course at Raglan

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Crossing the notorious Raglan bar can be extremely hazardous for even the most experienced boatie. Read more »

OYSTERS AHEAD: Bluff season begins

Press Release – NIWA

Each March, oyster lovers descend on the catch of Bluffs best bivalves a seasonal delicacy from one of the last remaining wild oyster fisheries on the planet. Read more »

Heavyweights Line up to Protect Waikato River

Press Release – Waikato River Authority

A ground-breaking collaboration between dairy industry body DairyNZ, the Waikato River Authority and Waikato Regional Council is lining up to better protect and restore the Waikato River. Read more »

Westhaven fishing competition has sustainable rules

Press Release – Westhaven Fishing Classic

The Gofuel Westhaven Fishing Classic, to be held on Sunday 22 March at Westhaven, has responded to increasing concerns about the tournament world contributing to over fishing, with rules that encourage sustainable practice. Read more »

Salmon farming subject of $5.2 million research project

Press Release – NZ King Salmon Co Limited

New Zealand government, research and commercial groups are aligning with international salmon experts to make salmon farming here even more sustainable. Read more »

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