Asian Paddle Crabs invade Tauranga

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Thursday 22 February 2018 A summer marine pest survey conducted by MPI has discovered Asian paddle crab (Charybdis Japonica) in Tauranga Harbour. Although this invasive pest is well established in the Hauraki Gulf and Northland, this is the first time … Read more »

Taranaki’s coastal environment in the spotlight

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

Greater recognition and protection of Taranakis legendary surf breaks, Mori sites of significance and areas of outstanding value are some of the changes proposed by Taranaki Regional Council (TRC). Read more »

Fishing boss admits it’s “commonplace” to not report bycatch

Press Release – Forest and Bird

A director of West Coast fishing company Robson Fishing Partnership/Impulse Fishing admitted the company failed to report seabird deaths for three years, in an Employment Relations Authority case. Forest & Bird has referred the case to the Ministry … Read more »

Seen a sick starfish lately? Scientists would like to know

Press Release – University of Auckland

A wasting disease is killing starfish around the world and now scientists are concerned that a change in sea temperatures might mean the disease could start to have an effect on New Zealand starfish species. Read more »

Cameras on boats – a vital step forward

Press Release – LegaSea

Recreational fishing group LegaSea is calling on Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash to stand firm against industry pressure to dump the introduction of cameras and electronic monitoring on commercial fishing boats. Read more »

NZ King Salmon to keep lobbying govt over Marlborough farms

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand King Salmon says it will continue to push for more salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds to be moved, following a report by an independent panel recommending to the government that three of the six farms be relocated. Read more »

NZ sea lion killed in fishing net highlights urgent action

Press Release – WWF

A New Zealand sea lion drowning this week in a squid fishing net in the Auckland Islands highlights the need to urgently address questions about the effectiveness of Sea Lion Exclusion Devices (SLEDs). Read more »

NZ sea lion dies in trawl net

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says a critically endangered New Zealand sea lion has drowned in a squid trawl net, and its death is further proof that so-called escape devices in commercial fishing nets dont always work. Forest & Bird Oceans Advocate, Anton … Read more »

Wobbly Coalition all at sea over fisheries monitoring

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Evidence given to the Environment Select Committee from the Department of Conservation (DOC) today just goes to show the deeply divided factions occurring within the Coalition Government, Nationals Fisheries spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says. Read more »

Warmer seas make whales more difficult to find and track

Press Release – NIWA

A two-week expedition to tag blue whales in New Zealand waters for the first time, almost came up empty due to warmer sea temperatures causing the animals to change their behaviour. Read more »

Industry welcomes considered approach to cameras on vessels

Press Release – Seafood Industry Council

The New Zealand seafood industry has welcomed confirmation by Stuart Nash, the Fisheries Minister, that the Government is reconsidering a proposal to install cameras on all commercial fishing vessels. Read more »

Concerns with suggestion to “scrap” fishing monitoring

Press Release – WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand is deeply concerned by suggestions from the new Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash that he might scrap plans to put cameras on fishing boats. Read more »

EDS happy with Minister’s approach on King Salmon farms

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

EDS has expressed support for the approach being taken by the Minister of Fisheries on the King Salmon report and recommendations that he released today. Read more »

Govt warned salmon industry will face public resentment

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The government has published a report by an independent panel recommending three Marlborough Sounds salmon farms be relocated to more environmentally sustainable sites, with Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash saying he is “some months” … Read more »

NZ King Salmon response to farm relocation recommendation

Press Release – NZ King Salmon Co Limited

This is about building a sustainable food future for New Zealand both environmentally and economically: MPI salmon farm relocation proposal enters next phase. Read more »

Scientists trial first multimedia whale trap in the Ross Sea

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A research team from the University of Canterbury has just returned from an Antarctic expedition to find out more about the secret lives of whales, specifically Type-C killer whales. Read more »

Float-free distress beacons compulsory for fishing vessels

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

14 February 2018 Float-free distress beacons will soon become compulsory for commercial fishing vessels to improve safety in the sector. Read more »

Report on Marlborough salmon farms

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister of Fisheries 14 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Report on Marlborough salmon farms A report by an independent panel into the future location of six salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds has been released by Fisheries Minister … Read more »

Marine Protected Areas needed – Minister

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Marine Protected Areas needed – Minister Marine protected areas (MPAs) are vital to protect important habitats and feeding areas for marine mammals, birds, fish and invertebrates and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage wants to see more developed. Read more »

Maritime NZ helps protect Poor Knights marine reserve

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is helping protect our marine environment with a campaign against ships encroaching into the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve off Northland. Read more »

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