Seafood Important for Growing Minds and Bodies

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

It pays not to shy away from seafood when pregnant, with some seafood providing health benefits to both expectant mums and their babies. Prioritising higher fish consumption in pregnant women and young children is among the key dietary recommendations of … Read more »

MUNZ: Tauranga Port Won’t Take Responsibility for Workers

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

Tauranga Port Happy to Take the Money, But Not Happy to Accept Responsibility for Workers Read more »

Seafood Industry Welcomes Action for Black Petrel

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The seafood industry is backing seabird protection. Seafood New Zealand today welcomed the collaborative efforts of the Black Petrel Working Group to develop means of reducing the risk to this threatened seabird from fishing. Read more »

Good trout fishing ‘closer than you might think…’

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

New Tauranga residents in particular may not be aware of the good trout fishing thats on offer almost on their doorstep. Fish & Game says its one of the messages they want to get across after releasing 700 yearling trout into Lake Mc Laren and the … Read more »

Sanford expands executive team

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Sanford, the country’s biggest listed fishing group, has expanded its management team to kick off structural changes under new chief executive Volker Kuntzsch. Read more »

Guy: Aquaculture New Zealand Annual Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

I want to start by saying that as Minister Im committed to a vibrant, profitable and sustainable aquaculture industry for New Zealand. Read more »

Check the rules before you go fishing

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding all recreational fishers to check the rules before they head out for a fish this Labour Weekend. You can face serious penalties if you break fisheries laws and MPI fishery officers are regularly … Read more »

Kiwinet Challenge for new mussel-processing technologies

Press Release – KiwiNet

Sanford Limited is taking on a KiwiNet Business Challenge to uncover novel proposals for high-speed automated technologies that will help it process its current daily rate of 1.5 million mussels. Read more »

Dolphin Capture Shows Greater Range, More Risk

Press Release – Maui’s and Hector’s Dolphin Education Action

Dolphin advocates say the capture of an endangered Maui or Hectors dolphin in a recreational set net this year shows more protection is needed. Maui and Hectors dolphins are the worlds smallest and rarest marine dolphins, found only in New … Read more »

Young skipper takes out Hauraki Gulf conservation award

Press Release – Southern Seabird Solutions

The Southern Seabird Solutions Trust congratulated Whitianga commercial longline skipper, Adam Clow, on winning the Hauraki Gulf Forums prestigious Holdaway Award. Read more »

Precision Seafood Harvesting Named NZ’s Supreme Innovator

Press Release – Sherson Willis

Auckland, New Zealand – The new fishing technology tipped to change the way the world fishes has been named Supreme New Zealand Innovator for 2014 . Read more »

Fishing Innovation Recognised

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Precision Seafood Harvesting (PSH), a revolutionary fishing method, was presented with the Supreme New Zealand Innovator award, chosen from all categories and given to the best overall entry. PSH also won the Innovation in Sustainability and Clean … Read more »

Forum comment on injuries

Press Release – Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

The Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum is encouraging chief executives and directors of agriculture, forestry and fishing companies to continuing working to reduce the high rate of injuries in their industries. Read more »

Rural Property Market Prepares For Spring

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were five more farm sales (+1.5%) for the three months ended September 2014 than for the three months ended September 2013. Overall, there were 347 farm sales in … Read more »

Agriculture, forestry workers at highest risk of injury

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Just under one-quarter of agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers had a work-related injury claim accepted by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

SeaDragon 1H sales rise 17% as new supply boosts production

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) – SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, boosted first-half sales 17 percent after securing supply of raw material to help bolster production, and has building consents for its new refining plant worth $7.5 … Read more »

Operation to focus on Marlborough sounds aquaculture

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ (MNZ) is getting back out on the water with the NZ Police in a joint operation focusing on mussel farmers and the aquaculture sector in the Marlborough Sounds. Read more »

Nathan Guy Welcomed Back by Seafood Industry

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand welcomes the return of Hon Nathan Guy as Minister for Primary Industries. Seafood chief executive, Tim Pankhurst, congratulated Minister Guy on his appointment which was announced by the Prime Minister this morning. We have … Read more »

Safe opening day for trout fishing season

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New Zealands trout fishing season opened this week and the regions Harbour Master was delighted with the good behaviour of boaties on the lakes. Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for 7th month in Sept, ANZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a seventh consecutive month to an 18-month low in September, led by declining dairy prices. Read more »

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