House of Science develops aquaculture kit for schools

Press Release – House of Science

The House of Science Tauranga is delighted to release yet another science resource kit for use in local primary and intermediate schools. Sponsored by the Regional Aquaculture Organization (RAO), The Sea and Me kit helps students understand … Read more »

Ocean wealth valued at US$24 trillion, but sinking fast

Press Release – WWF

The value of the oceans riches rivals the size of the worlds leading economies, but its resources are rapidly eroding, according to a report released by WWF today. The report, Reviving the Ocean Economy: The case for action – 2015, analyses the … Read more »

Two cars seized in record cockle haul

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI seized two vehicles after catching eight people with more than 10,000 cockles leaving an estuary north of Christchurch on Monday (20 April). Read more »

Fish & Game urges council to ‘do the right thing’

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game urges council to do the right thing West Coast Fish & Game is urging the Grey District Council (GDC) to do the right thing and take immediate action to resolve the issues surrounding Heaphy Road which provides … Read more »

Ensuring There Are Always Enough Fish In The Sea

Press Release – BayTrust

Kimberley Maxwell grew up fishing for kahawai with her family at the mouth of the Mt River in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Now, with the support of the inaugural Bruce Cronin BayTrust scholarship, shes working hard to preserve that experience … Read more »

The New Zealand Seafood Industry has lost a titan

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The New Zealand Seafood Industry has lost a titan with the death of Philip Vela Read more »

Threat to New Zealand waterways prompts microbead ban

Press Release – Convergence

A multimillion dollar Kiwi supplement and skincare company is calling on the New Zealand government to prohibit the use of plastic microbeads in all personal care and consumer products. Read more »

Climate science may help predict mussel production

Press Release – NIWA

Sea temperatures influence mussel production, but the link between the two is not always clear. Sea temperatures have been rising globally with climate change, but temperatures also fluctuate with shorter-term climate variability, along with other … Read more »

Researchers receive funding to help Kaikōua’s fishery

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Two University of Canterbury marine researchers have received about $100,000 of government funding over two years to collect information about the state of customary fisheries along the Kaikura coastline. Read more »

EDS welcome appointment of new Secretary for the Environment

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robertson as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment. Read more »

The Pandora’s Box of Local Government Reform

Press Release – rimpac

Does the Napier City Council quarrel with the Local Government Commission (LGC) confirm that financial facts are being misrepresented, to sway public opinion in favour of the Governments Local Body Reform agenda? Read more »

Fisher caught with 30 undersized snapper

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries honorary fishery officers (HFOs) caught a woman with 30 undersized snapper at Little Huia on the Manukau Harbour on the weekend (11 April). Read more »

Waihi paua poacher tries to hide behind customary permit

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A Waihi man who obtained a customary permit to try and justify his paua poaching near Whangamata pleaded guilty to fishery offences in the Waihi District Court yesterday (8 April). Thor Rubena, an executive, received a fine totalling $1500, plus court … Read more »

Sanford proposes to close Christchurch mussel facility

Press Release – Sanford Limited

Sanford Limited proposes to close its Christchurch mussel processing facility in response to a reduction in crop supply Read more »

Sanford looks to lay off 232 staff at Chch mussel plant

Article – BusinessDesk

April 9 (BusinessDesk) – Sanford, New Zealand’s largest listed fishing group, is in consultations with 232 staff who look likely to lose their jobs at the companys Christchurch mussel processing plant due to a shortage of natural spat supply. Read more »

NZ primary industry firms open Chinese marketing office

Article – BusinessDesk

April 10 (BusinessDesk) A group of New Zealand primary sector firms has opened a joint marketing office in Shanghai, completing a three-year gestation to make life easier in breaking into the worlds second biggest economy. Read more »

Government seeks views on treaties

Press Release – Ministry Of Transport

The Ministry of Transport is seeking feedback on whether New Zealand should sign up to two international maritime treaties. The treaties seek to improve the poor safety record of the global fishing industry. The Cape Town Agreement of 2012 sets … Read more »

First results on fish survival in new kiwi fishing tech

Press Release – Precision Seafood Harvesting

The first set of results are in from two years of testing on New Zealands new Precision Seafood Harvesting method and scientists say already they can see that the survival rates for fish are better than expected. Read more »

Fish & Game releases fish for school holidays

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game has brought forward its release of trout into Lake Pupuke in response to requests from parents and grandparents who are looking to entertain kids over the school holidays. Read more »

Thunder Issues Distress Signal: Sea Shepherd Launches Rescue

Press Release – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Today, at approximately 1539 AEDT, at location 0 20 North 05 24′ East inside the Exclusive Economic Zone of Sao Tome, the poaching vessel, Thunder, issued a distress signal. The Captain of the Thunder radio the Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, reporting … Read more »

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