New Akaroa Harbour Brochure Launched for Seaweek

Press Release – Akaroa District Promotions

Why is Akaroa Harbour Special? The answer to this discussion-provoking question has been summarised in a new brochure launched this week by the Akaroa District Promotions. The impetus for this initiative arose when it was recognised that there was a … Read more »

Bar crossing course at Raglan

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Crossing the notorious Raglan bar can be extremely hazardous for even the most experienced boatie. Read more »

OYSTERS AHEAD: Bluff season begins

Press Release – NIWA

Each March, oyster lovers descend on the catch of Bluffs best bivalves a seasonal delicacy from one of the last remaining wild oyster fisheries on the planet. Read more »

Heavyweights Line up to Protect Waikato River

Press Release – Waikato River Authority

A ground-breaking collaboration between dairy industry body DairyNZ, the Waikato River Authority and Waikato Regional Council is lining up to better protect and restore the Waikato River. Read more »

Westhaven fishing competition has sustainable rules

Press Release – Westhaven Fishing Classic

The Gofuel Westhaven Fishing Classic, to be held on Sunday 22 March at Westhaven, has responded to increasing concerns about the tournament world contributing to over fishing, with rules that encourage sustainable practice. Read more »

Salmon farming subject of $5.2 million research project

Press Release – NZ King Salmon Co Limited

New Zealand government, research and commercial groups are aligning with international salmon experts to make salmon farming here even more sustainable. Read more »

‘Have You Got Them Yet?’ – Mp Seeks Pirate Trawler Update

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Being just over 100 years ago since naval operations commenced in the Dardanelles and just over one month since HMNZS Wellington returned from her toothfish fisheries patrol, New Zealand First has but one question for the government, have you got … Read more »

Blue Whale encounters with Tangaroa captured on film

Press Release – NIWA

Travelling through the icy Southern Ocean with blue whales is helping scientists discover whether the population is really recovering from the devastating effects of industrial whaling. Read more »

Sea Shepherd Ship, Sam Simon, Resupplies Bob Barker

Press Release – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd Ship, Sam Simon, Resupplies Bob Barker For High Seas Stand-Off With Poacher Read more »

Help on scene for ice-bound fishing boat in Antarctica

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

The United States Coast Guard icebreaker CG Polar Star is now on scene of the area where the Australian-flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain is trapped by ice in Antarctica. Read more »

NZ orange roughy exports accelerate as fish stocks recover

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand orange roughy exports are accelerating as catch limits of the deepwater fish, once a poster child for bad fisheries management, increase amid confidence about improving stocks. Read more »

Good news for the sea – mining consent refused

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

MEDIA RELEASE: Good news for the sea – mining consent refused FROM: Climate Justice Taranaki DATE: 11th February 2015 Read more »

EEZ Act needs fixing after decline of application

Press Release – Straterra

The decline of Chatham Rock Phosphates marine consent application to mine rock phosphate from the ocean floor sends a strong negative signal to investors seeking to do business in New Zealand, Straterra says. Read more »

Forest & Bird welcomes Chatham Rise decision

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency today to refuse an application to mine phosphate from the seabed on the Chatham Rise which would have led to destructive mining in a fragile habitat. Read more »

Chatham Rock decision the only one possible

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Todays decision to refuse the proposal to mine phosphate nodules on the Chatham Rise is the only one possible in the circumstances, says Labours environment spokesperson, Megan Woods. Read more »

CRP marine consent decline means NZ is closed for business

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

A decision by the Environmental Protection Authority to decline a marine consent application by Chatham Rock Phosphate is a seriously negative signal for New Zealand business, managing director Chris Castle said. Read more »

EPA refuses Chatham Rock Phosphate marine consent

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has refused an application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (CRP) for a marine consent to mine phosphorite nodules on the Chatham Rise. Read more »

Sea Shepherd Successfully Shuts Down Illegal Fishing

Press Release – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd Successfully Shuts Down Illegal Fishing Operations of the Thunder and Confiscates Illegal Fishing Gear Read more »

The McGuinness Institute releases its 2015 work programme

Press Release – McGuinness Institute

The McGuinness Institutes 2015 work programme contains its planned projects, publications and events for the year. Chief Executive Wendy McGuinness has written a letter (dated 5 February) to all members of parliament outlining highlights of the Institutes … Read more »

Warning lifted for Selwyn / Waikirikiri River at Whitecliffs

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Selwyn River at Whitecliffs Domain. This was issued on November 21, 2014 Recent surveys at Whitecliffs Domain … Read more »

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