Government urged to stand strong against fishing lobbyists

Press Release – WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand is pleased to hear that Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash is committed to enabling transparency and trust in our fisheries management system. WWF agrees that it is vital to protect public access to information about … Read more »

Minister rejects industry plan to hide dead dolphins from NZ

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the call by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash to reject a fishing industry proposal to exempt footage from fishing boats from the Official Information Act. Read more »

Summer Series #8 – Spectacular Scenes Under The Ice

Article – NIWA

In October a team of scientists from New Zealand and Finland travelled to Antarctica for a scientific diving expedition under the ice. Read more »

Fishing industry seeks to hide dead dolphins, penguins

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has released images of dead dolphins, NZ sea lions, and yellow-eyed penguins along with a letter from key leaders in the fishing industry to the Ministry of Primary Industries seeking to prevent the public from ever seeing similar images … Read more »

Bring on transparency but caution urged over public access

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Bring on transparency but caution urged over public access to footage from cameras in workplaces Read more »

Ship noise affects ability of marine species to communicate

Press Release – University of Auckland

The first-ever large scale investigation into the effects of ship noise in the waters of the Hauraki Gulf shows a significant reduction in the amount of communication space available for at least two key marine species. The first-ever large scale … Read more »

Blockchain Project Could Revolutionise Seafood Industry

Press Release – WWF

New Blockchain Project has Potential to Revolutionise Seafood Industry Environmental organisation WWF and its partners have introduced revolutionary blockchain technology to the Pacific Islands tuna industry, the first of its kind for this region, to … Read more »

Zero tolerance for poaching at Marine Reserve

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Department of Conservation (DOC) are warning that they will continue to take a zero tolerance approach towards people who poach from the Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve north of Gisborne. Read more »

Look out for these marine pests

Press Release – NIWA

Every year NIWA carries out numerous marine surveillance missions; surveys at ports and harbours around the country. Their divers are looking for the pests that have hitched a ride to New Zealand waters and are capable of harming our unique ecosystems, … Read more »

Sealord’s annual profit falls 19% on write down

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Sealord’s annual profit fell 19 percent largely on an impairment charge of its British-based Sealord Caistor processing business, which was sold to shareholder Nippon Suisan Kaisha. Read more »

One fish, two fish…we’re counting on you

Press Release – NIWA

Kim McNamara says she can tell if someones had a bad day fishing just by looking at them. Read more »

New squid plan a step towards protection for NZ sea lions

Press Release – WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand cautiously welcomes the new southern squid fishing plan (the SQU6T Operational Plan) released by Minister for Fisheries Stuart Nash today as a first step towards protecting New Zealand sea lions. Read more »

Sealord Operating Profit up

Press Release – Sealord

Sealord Group Ltd has reported a profit from continuing operations of $21.8M for its financial year ended 30 September 2017. Read more »

Orca capture incident on 6 December

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

On 6 December 2017 a dead female orca was brought up in the net of a deepwater trawl vessel 30 nautical miles northeast of Banks Peninsula. Read more »

EDS Calls for Commission of Inquiry into Fisheries Managemen

Press Release – EDS

Earlier this week Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash announced the creation of Fisheries New Zealand as a dedicated business unit within the Ministry of Primary Industries. Read more »

Follow Through on Your Safety Obligations

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is reminding construction firms and their contractors to follow through on their safety obligations. Read more »

Forty-four dolphins caught by Bay of Plenty fishers

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says its unnacceptable that 44 dolphins were caught in fishing nets in the Bay of Plenty in the last year, with over half of them being killed. Read more »

Dedicated body for fisheries management

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The creation of a dedicated body to be known as Fisheries New Zealand marks a major milestone on the way to improved management of this valuable natural resource, says Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash. Read more »

O’Connor announces stronger focus for MPI

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety and Rural Communities Damien OConnor announced today that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will reorganise its functions to create a stronger focus on core responsibilities. Read more »

New chapter for forestry in New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Forestry Minister Shane Jones has today welcomed the separation of portfolios within the Ministry of Primary Industries, saying it marks a new era for forestry in New Zealand. Read more »

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