359 emergency VHF radio calls from recreational boaties

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

The Maritime Operations Centre has already this year received 359 emergency VHF radio calls from recreational boaties. Read more »

HMNZS Otago to depart for Southern Ocean

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says off-shore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago will leave Dunedin for the Southern Ocean on Thursday, to monitor fishing activity. Read more »

JUSTICE for Filipino Dairy Workers in NZ

Press Release – Migrante Aotearoa

JUSTICE for Mary Jane Veloso, JUSTICE for Filipino Dairy Workers in NZ and All Victims of Illegal Recruiters Read more »

Set-netting reminder after penguin death

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is reminding people that set nets catch more than fish after finding a dead little blue penguin in an illegally set net in Northland today (20 November). Read more »

Maritime NZ consulting on fees and Maritime Levy

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is consulting on proposed changes to fees and the Maritime Levy identified as part of a review of funding of the Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) and Seafarer Certification system (SeaCert). Read more »

New Zealand fisheries management well placed

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

New Zealand fisheries are well placed to remain at the forefront of managing the marine environment, a leading American economist says. Read more »

Sanford annual profit drops 38% after writedowns, unit sales

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Sanford reported a 38 percent drop in annual profit after New Zealand’s largest listed fishing group wrote down the value of businesses and exited some struggling units. Read more »

Seabird Smart winners are fishing’s sustainable future

Press Release – Southern Seabird Solutions

“The winners of this years Seabird Smart awards are the sustainable future of New Zealand fishing”, says Bill Mansfield, the Chair of the Southern Seabird Solutions Trust. The Awards were announced by the Minister of Conservation Hon. Maggie … Read more »

Improving resource base key to sustainable growth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Improving the quality of our natural resources is the key to sustaining economic growth in our primary sectors right across regional New Zealand, says Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Read more »

NZ emerging agri-business leaders see value in NZ Inc brand

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ’s primary sector leaders of tomorrow still bank on brand Kiwi, want deeper debate on GMOs Read more »

Fishing skipper reports loss of snapper

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating the actions of a commercial fishing skipper who reported losing an estimated 750kg of fish, off the west coast of Coromandel Peninsula this morning (10 November). Read more »

First class’ Rotorua streams all set to open

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Anglers are gearing up for the December opening of some first class stream fishing around the shores of Lake Rotorua. Read more »

Qingdao to Showcase Māori Seafood Companies

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Successful Mori companies representing New Zealands $1.3 billion seafood export industry will be on display at the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao today. Read more »

Government Mesmerised by Trout Farming’s Mythical Bait

Press Release – New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers

A national trout fishing organisation says lobbying for trout farming by the aquaculture industry and corporate fishing companies, is based on a mythical economic value and neglected the dangers of trout farming to the countrys public trout fisheries. Read more »

New regulations to protect oceans

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Government regulations to manage the waste and pollution within New Zealands vast Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) come into effect today, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Entries called for lifejacket video competition

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

With the recreational boating season now underway, why not get out on the water get videoing. Read more »

Trade Sites Going Fast at The Summer Show

Press Release – Whangarei Agricultural and Pastoral Society

With just on one month to go to the Whangarei A&P Summer Show, astute businesses need to act fast if they want a trade site at the Show this year. Read more »

Have your say on fisheries operational review

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has started a review of New Zealands fisheries management system and is inviting people to have their say. Read more »

Joint Operation Busts Hawke’s Bay Paua Poachers

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

A Royal New Zealand Air Force A109 Light Utility Helicopter conducts paua poaching patrols on about 300km of coastline in Hawkes Bay. Read more »

Construction complete on new satellite receiving station

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

An aerial view of Maritime NZs new satellite receiving station between Rotorua and Taupo. Read more »

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