Fishing cameras are an important practical step

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nashs confirmation that it is his own colleagues that are blocking the rollout of cameras on commercial fishing boats is concerning, Nationals Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. Read more »

Fisheries Minister urged to drop marine protection challenge

Press Release – Forest And Bird

First steps by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to protect the Otaiti/Astrolabe Reef are at risk, unless a court case challenging Resource Management Act (RMA) management of our coastal marine area is dropped. Following a High Court judicial ruling last … Read more »

SeaDragon auditor seeking asset valuation evidence

Article – BusinessDesk

June 22 (BusinessDesk) – SeaDragon’s annual accounts got a black mark from its auditors for a second year, with PwC declining to express an opinion on the financial statements after failing to find enough evidence supporting the fish oil supplement maker’s … Read more »

MPI compliance supported by seafood industry

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The seafood industry supports the Ministry for Primary Industries in its compliance investigations involving Hawkes Bay Seafoods. Read more »

Consultation on North Island freshwater eels

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand has started public consultation today on catch limits for North Island freshwater eels. This includes the shortfin eel and the longfin eel in all Quota Management Areas across the North Island. Read more »

NZ King Salmon eyes Cook Strait for large-scale expansion

Article – BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – Nelson-based aquaculture firm New Zealand King Salmon Investments believes fish-farming in Cook Strait, using newly emerging submersible technology being developed in Norway, is the route to realising its ambitions for expansion. Read more »

Aquaculture drives seafood export earnings

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealands export earnings from seafood are on the rise, with aquaculture leading the way, says Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash. Read more »

NZ’s most modern deep sea fishing vessel arrives

Press Release – Sealord

New Zealands most modern deep sea fishing vessel arrives in her new home town A brand new state-of-the-art fishing vessel – the first to be added to the countrys deepwater fleet in over 20 years – is arriving in Nelson, New Zealand on Friday 15 … Read more »

New Kiwi Fishing Technology Gets Approval

Press Release – Precision Seafood Harvesting

The teams of skippers, fishers, scientists and inventors behind the new Precision Seafood Harvesting fishing technology say theyre very pleased PSH has been approved for commercial use in the deep water Hoki, Hake and Ling fisheries. The Precision … Read more »

Regulatory approval of new innovative trawl technology

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand has approved the use of a new innovative trawl technology for commercial operations in some deep water fisheries the Precision Seafood Harvesting Modular Harvest System (MHS). Read more »

NZ Fishing industry supports on board observers

Press Release – Fisheries Inshore New Zealand – FINZ

NZ Fishing industry supports on board observers The fishing industry supports observers on its vessels. Read more »

Fifty fishing boats refuse MPI observers in 18 months

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Fifty commercial fishing boats have refused to allow observers from the Ministry of Primary Industries on board in the 18 months to February 2018, despite the legal requirement to do so when requested, according to official data obtained by Forest … Read more »

Sanford appoints Fonterra executive as new CFO

Article – BusinessDesk

June 8 (BusinessDesk) – Sanford has appointed Katherine Turner as the new chief financial officer of New Zealand’s largest listed seafood company. Read more »

SeaDragon expects smaller 2019 loss

Article – BusinessDesk

June 8 (BusinessDesk) – SeaDragon expects its loss to narrow in the coming year as it works to secure more cash to fund longer-term growth. Read more »

Ocean and Surfing movies at Raglan Old School Arts Centre

Press Release – Raglan Old School Arts Centre

World Oceans Day is 8 June. To mark this, screenings of the Australian documentary BLUE are being held around the world in June. So you can watch it in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In Raglan there will be a screening at the Old School … Read more »

Environment Court decision a ‘big win’

Press Release – Long Bay Okura Great Park Society

Todays Environment Court decision to stop high density housing on land next to one of Aucklands few marine reserves is a big win for the people of New Zealand say local community group, the Long Bay Okura Great Park Society, but the marine … Read more »

UC Scientists Use Haybales to Protect Whitebait Spawning

Press Release – University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers have been successfully locating, protecting and studying whitebait spawning sites in Christchurch city rivers with help from the humble haybale. Doctoral researcher Shane Orchard, along with University of Canterbury … Read more »

Salvinia eradication underway at Papamoa

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Today, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) started work to eradicate salvinia, one of the worlds worst aquatic weeds, from the Wairakei Stream at Papamoa. Salvinia is an unwanted organism and notifiable organism under the Biosecurity Act, meaning … Read more »

NZ King Salmon expects earnings at upper end of guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

June 6 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand King Salmon says full-year earnings are likely to be “at the upper end or slightly above” guidance, although a hot summer has curbed expectations for volumes available for sale in both 2018 and 2019. Read more »

Stream bank management critical

Opinion – Waikato Regional Council

Last year, a survey was conducted on soil stability and disturbance for the Waikato region using aerial photography taken in 2012. Read more »

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