Environmental victory for coastal marine species

Press Release – Forest And Bird

In a significant victory for New Zealands coastal wildlife, the High Court has backed a landmark 2016 Environment Court finding that Regional Councils can protect their marine environment using the RMA. Forest & Bird has previously criticised … Read more »

Bonamia ostreae response update

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The first week of operational activity to remove flat oysters from Big Glory Bay, Stewart Island is ahead of schedule. Read more »

Chinese fishing vessels fined for tuna offences

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Chinese fishing vessels fined close to NZD$1m for tuna offences near NZ waters 22 June 2017 Chinese authorities have deregistered and fined a Chinese commercial fishing company approximately NZD$825,000 for misreporting bluefin tuna catches and fishing … Read more »

If You Want a Farming Future You Know What To Do …

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Certainly there will be many more people at Palmerston Norths Convention Centre, this Sunday at 2pm, when New Zealand First launches its Campaign for the Regions. Read more »

Greater fishing opportunities in Lake Taupō

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The new fishing season will see some changes to the existing Taup Fishery regulations as the Department of Conservation strives to provide better opportunities to help anglers, and families, enjoy this this fantastic fishery. Read more »

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Hosts ExportNZ Event

Press Release – Export NZ

This is a great opportunity to meet and hear the market access team from MPI, NZTE and MFAT. There will be plenty of time for Q & A for you to be able to ask market access questions and fill any knowledge gaps. Read more »

NZ Fisheries Management Costing Economy and Environment

Press Release – University of Auckland

Claims that New Zealand has a world leading system for sustainably managing fishing have been scientifically debunked, say an international team of fisheries experts in a paper published in a top United States journal. Read more »

New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment 14 June 2017 Media Statement New National Environmental Standard for marine aquaculture proposed A proposed National Environmental Standard for Marine … Read more »

Fishing company, director fined for paua offences

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A Bluff-based commercial fishing company and its sole director have been fined more than $14,000 for paua-related offences. Read more »

Public tip off leads to capture of marine reserve poachers

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The work of a keen-eyed bystander led to a dramatic marine reserve poaching apprehension on Wellingtons south coast last month. Read more »

Moana NZ boosts first-half profit 28%

Article – BusinessDesk

June 13 (BusinessDesk) Moana New Zealand boosted first-half profit 28 percent, even as revenue shrank by about a quarter, as the iwi-owned fishing group reaped gains from its half-stake in Sealord Group and its lobster joint venture with Port … Read more »

Mussels Inherit Ocean Acidification Resilience from Parents

Press Release – Cawthron Foundation

Cawthron scientists have revealed preliminary findings from their Greenshell Mussel ocean acidification breeding trials. Dr Norman Ragg advised their trials indicate certain mussel families are more likely than others to survive predicted ocean acidity … Read more »

Moana New Zealand reports $9.9 million profit

Press Release – Moana NZ

Moana New Zealand, New Zealands largest Iwi-owned premium seafood company, is pleased to report a net profit of $9.9 million in the six-month period ending 31 March 2017. That is a 28 per cent ($2.1m) improvement on last years result for … Read more »

Government Dithering Delays Oyster Biosecurity Response

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for 12 JUNE 2017 Government Dithering Delays Oyster Biosecurity Response Read more »

New Zealand’s Ocean conference commitments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand has made clear our long-term commitment to protecting, conserving and sustainably using oceans and marine resources at the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York this week. Read more »

The trial of cameras in the Snapper 1 Fishery

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries commissioned a trial of cameras on commercial trawl fishing boats operating in the Snapper 1 (SNA 1) fishery in order to test the feasibility of using cameras to achieve a range of monitoring objectives. Read more »


Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

A combined team of New Zealand Defence Force and Republic of Fiji Navy personnel boarded 70 fishing vessels during fisheries patrols in western Fiji in the past week. Read more »

Bluff oysters parasite threat

Press Release – Science Media Centre

There are concerns the iconic Bluff oyster could be decimated by a parasite discovered in Stewart Island farms. Read more »

WWF call for govt action to save Māui dolphins endorsed

Press Release – World Wildlife Fund

For the fifth year in a row, leading international scientists have urged the New Zealand government to remove set netting (also called gillnetting) and conventional trawling from Mui dolphin habitat, to save the worlds smallest and rarest marine … Read more »

Ministry fails in its duty of care

Press Release – Paul Brislen

News that the Ministry for Primary Industries has failed to ensure cameras being installed on fishing boats are fit for purpose is just the latest in a series of failures by the ministry in overseeing New Zealands fisheries. Read more »

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