Maritime Union statement on Port Otago straddle accident

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says a straddle accident at Port Chalmers today Wednesday 1 July involved one of its members. Read more »

4WD confiscated when paua permit exceeded

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Four Northland paua gatherers lost their mates 4WD and were fined a total of $8,000 for taking more paua than their customary permit allowed. Read more »

4WD confiscated when paua permit exceeded

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Four Northland paua gatherers lost their mates 4WD and were fined a total of $8,000 for taking more paua than their customary permit allowed. Read more »

Pest removal from port

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Pest removal from port A team of marine biosecurity divers from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council will begin work to remove marine pest, the Mediterranean Fanworm, from Gisborne Port on Tuesday 30 June. Read more »

SeaDragon streamlines Board

Press Release – SeaDragon

SeaDragon streamlines Board Board reduced to five with focus on supply chain and production; outgoing CEO named Honorary President SeaDragon Limited (NZX:SEA) today announces a number of Director changes as it adds production and supply chain management … Read more »

EDS concerned New Zealand leading world into extinction

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

Our precious biodiversity is under extreme pressure, from a whole range of threats, said EDSs Senior Policy Analyst, Dr Marie Brown. Read more »

New safety system timely in boosting awareness

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

26 June 2015: 10.30am The introduction of a new maritime safety system is boosting awareness of risk management in the commercial fishing sector, Maritime New Zealand Director Keith Manch believes. Read more »

Notification of issue of securities – SeaDragon

Press Release – SeaDragon

For the purposes of Listing Rule 7.12.1 of the NZX Main Board Listing Rules, SeaDragon Limited (NZX:SEA) (the Company ) advises that the following securities have been issued: (a) Class of security: Convertible loan notes (issued to One Funds Management … Read more »

Vital Cook Strait Cables must be protected

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower today said that two recent prosecutions over fishing activities in the Cook Strait Cable Protection Zone (CPZ) reinforce the importance of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Cook Strait Cable. Read more »

Seafood NZ supports efforts to save sea lions

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The seafood industry actively supports measures to conserve the Auckland Islands sea lion, Seafood New Zealand Chairman George Clement says. Read more »

Seafood NZ applauds prosecutions against illegal fishers

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand applauds the actions taken by the New Zealand and Spanish Governments to bring those identified as fishing illegally in the Southern Ocean to justice, Chairman George Clement says. Read more »

Dolphin Defenders join IWC’s call for better protection

Press Release – Maui and Hector’s Dolphin Defenders

New Zealand based conservation groups are supporting the call for better protection of Mui dolphins after the International Whaling Commission reiterated the need for the Government to do more, at its meeting this week. Read more »

Prosecutions a major blow for IUU fishing in Southern Ocean

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today hailed the action taken by Spain against those responsible for illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing as giant step forward in the fight to protect the Southern Ocean. Read more »

National Govt continues attack on DOC

Press Release – Green Party

National Govt continues attack on DOC and effective marine protection The National Government is continuing to undermine the Department of Conservations (DOC) work protecting New Zealands natural spaces by shifting responsibility for new marine … Read more »

NZBio backs fresh debate over new biotechnologies

Article – BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) – NZBio has waded into the debate over using new biotechnologies, including genetic modification, backing a call by Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf for another look at New Zealand’s attitude to risk. Read more »

NZ primary sector exports to fall 8% in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ primary sector exports to fall 8% in 2015; four-year outlook shows strong recovery Read more »

Te Ohu Kaimoana to be restructured as iwi take control

Article – BusinessDesk

June 4 (BusinessDesk) – Iwi have voted to keep Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Maori Fisheries Commission, while taking full control of Aotearoa Fisheries voting and income shares in a move which will see oversight of its $543 million in fishery assets restructured. Read more »

Ongoing celebrations for Supreme Court ruling

Press Release – LegaSea

Recreational fishers are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that changed the fisheries management landscape in New Zealand. In a landmark decision in 2009 the Supreme Court confirmed the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, … Read more »

Blue cod fishery consultation launch

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Blue cod fishery consultation launch Consultation on new proposals to manage the blue cod fishery in the Marlborough Sounds will begin on 2 June. The Blue Cod Management Group, which developed these proposals, is made up of recreational and commercial … Read more »

Maui’s dolphin numbers fall

Press Release – Green Party

Mauis dolphin numbers fall Its time for the Government to pull out all the stops to protect Mauis dolphin in the wake of news that estimated numbers have fallen to between 43 and 47 individuals, said the Green Party today. Research from … Read more »

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