Disappointing result for Northland fisheries compliance

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A fisheries compliance patrol on Northlands West Coast has yielded disappointing results with non-compliance noted for almost 100 percent of inspections. Read more »

Perception of fisheries management at odds with reputation

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

New Zealand fisheries Quota Management System (QMS) is being presented as an international example by a prominent US-based conservation group. Read more »

Closure of Kaikoura fisheries extended

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The current emergency closure of some fisheries along the coast of Kaikura is being extended to help the marine environment affected by the 2016 earthquakes to recover. Read more »

Sanford posts 8% gain in full-year profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Sanford posts 8% gain in full-year profit on year-earlier vessel impairment; sales rise 3.1% Read more »

Sanford Net Profit Up, Value and Innovation Strategy Beds In

Press Release – Sanford Limited

Focus on Innovation: New Zealands largest seafood company Sanford is focused on innovations such as growing the nutraceutical market for New Zealands premium GreenshellTM mussels. Read more »

Kaikoura earthquake inspires coastal expert conference

Press Release – NZ Coastal Society

Today coastal scientists, engineers, planners, and managers gathered in Tauranga for the New Zealand Coastal Societys 25th annual conference. Read more »

Getting digital monitoring right

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Deepwater Group, which represent commercial fishermen in New Zealands deep-water fisheries, support the Labour Governments decision to slow down the implementation of IEMRS (Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System) to ensure the new … Read more »

Decision to Delay Monitoring ‘Fatally Flawed’

Press Release – Maui and Hector’s Dolphin Defenders

Conservation group representatives say a decision by the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, to delay implementation of camera monitoring of fishing efforts in New Zealand is fatally flawed. Read more »

Westland Mayor Bruce Smith regarding Westland Milk Products

Press Release – Westland District Council

I am aware of concerns that have been raised by whitebaiters over the years about Westland Milk Products treated wastewater discharges into the Hokitika River. This has caused concern principally in the whitebait season which coincides with … Read more »

Top-of-the-range patrol vessel for fisheries officers

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

If youre thinking of violating fishing rules in the Gisborne region, youd be wise to think twice. Read more »

NZ King Salmon: too soon to tell on new govt and farms

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ King Salmon says too soon to tell if new govt will hit farm relocations Read more »

Farming sector should face environmental responsibilities

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game is backing calls for the farming sector to properly tackle the environmental challenges it is facing, saying farming leaders must face up to their responsibilities. Read more »

The Public Sector and New Govts: No New Thing Under The Sun

Article – Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS – The Ministry for Primary Industries is being split into three parts covering forestry, fisheries and agriculture. Labour MP Stuart Nash is the new Minister of Fisheries, NZ First MP Shane Jones is the Minister of Forestry … Read more »

No Sign of Bonamia in Wild Oysters

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

The latest testing of the Bluff wild oyster fishery shows no sign of Bonamia ostreae , says the Ministry for Primary Industries. Read more »

New mussel assets provide boost for Kono

Press Release – Wakatu Incorporation

Kono, the Mori-owned top 100 New Zealand food and drinks company based at the top of the South Island, has acquired Ngi Tahu Seafoods greenshell mussel assets. The assets include two purpose-built marine farming vessels and associated aquaculture … Read more »

Credible Research Vital to Sensibly Managing Fisheries

Opinion – Tony Orman

Marlborough recreational fishers want urgent research into Marlborough Sounds blue cod spawning so the fishery can be soundly and accurately managed. Read more »

Increase in illegal seafood sales online prompts warning

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A significant increase in the number of illegal seafood sales via Facebook has prompted the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to warn those offending that they will face penalties for violating the Fisheries Act. Read more »

Marlborough Sounds Cod Need Credible Research

Press Release – Marlborough Recreational Fishers’ Association

The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association wants sound, credible research on the Marlborough Sounds blue cod fishery, to ensure soundly based management. Read more »

Sanford touches record high

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) – Fishing company Sanford shares hit a record high Monday as the company’s value-add strategy may be gaining some traction, although trading was light. Read more »

Sustainability Tick for Sealord Product

Press Release – Sealord

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Oceania has awarded Sealord the New Product of the Year for its newly released Hoki Fries product. MSC is the global gold standard for sustainable seafood says Melissa Butler, Sealord Marketing Manager. Making … Read more »

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