Regional council confirms fish farming tender

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have confirmed the go ahead for a tender round for the use of fish farming space in the Coromandel Marine Farming Zone off the north-west Coromandel coast. Read more »

New Zealand hoki fisheries meet international best practice

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Following a report from the University of British Columbia (UBC), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has confirmed that the New Zealand hoki fisheries meet the high requirements of the MSC Fisheries Standard , widely recognised as the worlds most credible … Read more »

Aotearoa Fisheries supports transparency on the water

Press Release – Aotearoa Fisheries

Aotearoa Fisheries supports the position of Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, to speed up the rollout of monitoring equipment on commercial fishing vessels, as do its fishers. Read more »

LegaSea calls for Commission of Inquiry

Press Release – LegaSea

The Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Martyn Dunne has announced the appointment of a Queens Counsel to conduct an inquiry following revelations that his officials in MPI, decided not to prosecute industrial fishers … Read more »

LegaSea calls for Commission of Inquiry

Press Release – LegaSea

The Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Martyn Dunne has announced the appointment of a Queens Counsel to conduct an inquiry following revelations that his officials in MPI, decided not to prosecute industrial fishers … Read more »

Conservation group’s claims slammed

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

A campaign launched by a Northern Hemisphere conservation group targeting the New Zealand fishing industry is based on inaccurate allegations, Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst says. Read more »

Announcement from MPI in relation to independent review

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

On 19 May I initiated an independent review into circumstances surrounding specific MPI compliance operations. I have now approved the Terms of Reference which will inform this review, and am making these available to the public. Read more »

Announcement in relation to independent fisheries review

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

Announcement from the Ministry for Primary Industries Director General in relation to independent fisheries review Read more »

Faster rollout of fisheries monitoring

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 24 May 2016 Media Statement Faster rollout of fisheries monitoring Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today signalled the Governments intention to speed up the rollout of monitoring equipment … Read more »

Full House at Oyster Festival

Press Release – Bluff Publicity

A full house of 5,300 people gathered for the 2016 Bluff Oyster & Food Festival in Lee Street, Bluff today. Read more »

Land All Fish Caught to Stop Dumping

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Fisheries should be moving towards mandatory landing of all the catch, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Serious Measures to Stop Fish Dumping Needed

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Fisheries should be moving towards mandatory landing of all catches but in the meantime there must be an immediate crack down on illegal fish dumping with compulsory cameras and GPS monitoring on board all commercial fishing boats, New Zealand First says. Read more »

Review of NZ fishing scandal needs to be transparent

Press Release – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

While Sea Shepherd applauds MPI for announcing an independent review of the illegal dumping captured on the Ministrys own cameras, given the scale of abuse and cover-ups the review needs to be held in the public domain and the scope broadened. Read more »

MPI investigation is not enough

Press Release – LegaSea

Recreational fishers are concerned that the proposed investigation into the dumping, wastage and cover-ups by the Ministry for Primary Industries does not go far enough. Only a full review into the Quota Management System will be sufficient to allay widespread … Read more »

MPI Statement in Relation to Operation Achilles

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Statement from the Director General of the Ministry for Primary Industries in Relation to Operation Achilles Read more »

Statement from Mars Petcare

Press Release – Mars NZ

Statement from Mars Petcare Mars NZ is aware of the actions Greenpeace is currently taking at our Whanganui site. Mars Petcare does not tolerate forced labour in any aspect of our supply chain and we are extremely concerned about allegations of abuses … Read more »

NZDF Orion Logs Second Successful Sar in Five Days

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Orion Logs Second Successful Sar in Five Days A New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft today clocked up a second successful search and rescue mission for the Air Force in five days when it found two Kiribati fishermen who were reported … Read more »

Govt must clamp down on illegal fish dumping

Press Release – Green Party

The Government must take strong action to clamp down on fishers who dump fish illegally and threaten our fish stocks, the Green Party said today. Read more »

LegaSea calls for release of damning reports

Press Release – LegaSea

LegaSea, the public outreach arm of the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council, is calling on the Ministry for Primary Industries to release the reports into Operations Achilles and Hippocamp exposing systemic fish dumping, wastage and cover-ups. Read more »

Labour calls for independent inquiry into illegal fish dump

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party is reiterating its call for an independent inquiry into New Zealands fishing industry after two reports revealed the Ministry for Primary Industries turned a blind eye to widespread fish dumping in New Zealand waters, says Labours Fisheries … Read more »

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