New shark finning laws fall short for threatened species

Press Release – New Zealand Shark Alliance

Environmental groups are welcoming some aspects of a raft of law changes announced today in relation to shark finning, but say that overall the chance for New Zealand to catch up with international efforts in shark conservation is being missed. Read more »

Top Kiwis backing Tip the Scales campaign

Press Release – LegaSea

Sir Graham Henry, former All Black Kees Meeuws, singer-song writer Jamie McDell and fishing guru Matt Watson have pledged their support to Tip the Scales, a pre-election campaign generating public support for rebuilding New Zealands depleted inshore … Read more »

Survey shows Kiwi’s support for aquaculture

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has today released the results of a survey asking New Zealanders what they think about our aquaculture industry. MPI Acting Director of Aquaculture Growth and Innovation, Alice Marfell-Jones, says the findings are … Read more »

Quota increases recognise sustainable species

Press Release – Sealord

Sealord has welcomed the Minister of Primary Industries announcement about increased hoki and orange roughy quota a vote of confidence for the sustainability of these fisheries and work to ensure world class science and research is available. Read more »

By Hoki! It’s Labour’s fisheries policy

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will protect the iconic Kiwi tradition of fishing by improving access to the coast, protecting the rights of recreational fishers and reviewing snapper restrictions, Labours Fisheries spokesperson Damien OConnor says. Read more »

Increases for fish stocks show success of QMS

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced increases to catch limits for a range of New Zealand fisheries today, thanks to healthy stock levels. This shows the success of our world-leading Quota Management System (QMS). It is flexible and … Read more »

UnitedFuture’s Policy of the Day – Recreational Fishers

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture’s Policy of the Day #fairnessandchoice Read more »

Minister approves Marlborough coastal plan changes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Plan changes to enable three new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds were signed off today by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith at a function at the Marlborough District Council with Mayor Alistair Sowman and representatives from NZ King Salmon. Read more »

Regional Moorings and Marinas Strategy finalised

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Northland Regional Council members David Sinclair, left, Craig Brown, centre, and the Honourable Dover Samuels, at Opua during the April hearings of public submissions on the councils Moorings and Marinas Strategy. Read more »

Commercial Users Turning to SeasAll Diesel Technology

Press Release – Hyundai

More large-scale commercial operators are choosing Hyundai SeasAlls diesel engines in their search for not only reliability, economy and performance but also environmental friendliness. Read more »

Toothfish Ordered by Tim Groser Was Certified Sustainable

Press Release – Deepwater Group

Facts on the toothfish ordered by Trade Minister Tim Groser in Singapore are now clear. This fish was not protected, nor was it sourced from Antarctica as previous media stories have incorrectly asserted. This toothfish was sourced from the Heard … Read more »

Scientists investigate challenges facing marine environment

Press Release – NZ Marine Sciences Society

The future challenges faced by New Zealand seas and how we might address them will be a key focus of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference being held this week in Nelson. Read more »

Super-duper-moon expected Monday morning

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A super-duper-moon which is bigger and brighter than any other full moon visible this year will appear on Monday (August 11) morning when the full moon reaches its closest point to Earth. Read more »

Kaipara Moana – ‘Looking Back Thinking Forward’

Press Release – Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group

The Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group (IKHMG) is hosting an inaugural event showcasing and celebrating community and stakeholder partnership focused on the Kaipara Harbour. Read more »

New measures proposed to protect longfin eels

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A proposed package of measures to improve the status of New Zealands iconic longfin eel population has been announced today by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Read more »

Rena- the clock is ticking

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government remains committed to ensuring the owners of the Rena fully remove the wreck off the Astrolabe Reef, says Labours Environment spokesperson Moana Mackey. Read more »

Shark harvest key to Sea Dragon’s future, says Edison

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) – The success of a newly signed contract with a Portuguese fishing vessel to catch sharks in the south-west Pacific Ocean is the most important risk to the plans by Nelson-based fish oils processor Sea Dragon, says Edison International … Read more »

Big catch

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police Maritime Unit is en route to Great Barrier Island to meet with the operators of a fishing boat who, when trawling off the island’s coast this morning, hauled up a light plane in their nets. Read more »

Govt must compensate iwi to maintain value of settlements

Press Release – The Maori Party

Mori Party candidate Chris McKenzie says the Government must compensate tribes for the devaluation of their assets under the treaty settlements. Mori are bearing the huge costs as a result of reflagging Foreign Charter Vessels and may abandon … Read more »

$24 million for NIWA-led Deep South Challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Funding of $24 million over five years has been approved for New Zealands second National Science Challenge – The Deep South Challenge Te Kmata o Te Tonga, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

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