$30.5m boost to fisheries management

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A significant boost of $30.5 million of operating funding over the next four years in Budget 2017 will upgrade and modernise the fisheries management system, including the roll-out of cameras, monitoring, and electronic reporting on all commercial vessels, … Read more »

Sanford lifts first-half profit 25%

Article – BusinessDesk

Sanford lifts first-half profit 25% as higher value product offsets lower prices for frozen fish Read more »

Recreational Fishing in Quota System Opposed

Press Release – CORANZ

A national outdoor recreation body has opposed a government move aimed at absorbing recreational fishing into the Fisheries Quota Management System (QMS). Read more »

Final days of Trans Tasman Resources hearing underway

Article – BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) – The final days of the hearing to determine whether Trans Tasman Resources gets a green light to mine iron sands from the ocean floor in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone kicked off in Wellington. Read more »

MPI & industry keep quiet on two more NZ sea lion deaths

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Ministry for Primary Industries and the fishing industry is once again playing un derhanded games, this time over two newly reported NZ sea lion deaths. The environmental organisation says MPI and the fishing industry appear … Read more »

Seafood companies and iwi slam EPA

Press Release – Fisheries Inshore New Zealand – FINZ

The Environmental Protection Authoritys (EPA) handling of the application to mine 50 million tonnes of iron sand from the ocean floor off the coast of Taranaki, each year for 35 years, is being slammed by seafood companies and local iwi. Read more »

Lobster Fishing Families Call for Fair Go

Press Release – CRA 2 Rock Lobster Management Company Ltd

Rock lobster fisherman Sam Wood is 33 Years old. Based at Whitianga, Sam is a third-generation commercial fisherman. Like his father and grandfather before him, Sam fishes in the CRA 2 management area which extends from Te Arai Point to East Cape. Six years ago, … Read more »

Seafood industry comes out in support of TPP ratification

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The seafood industry has welcomed Trade Minister Todd McClays announcement that Cabinet has decided to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read more »

Ara primary industries restructure

Press Release – Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterburys proposal to restructure Primary Industries programmes is designed to adjust provision to align with industry demands, Chief Executive Kay Giles said. Read more »

New Zealand’s fisheries continue to be well managed

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The overwhelming majority of New Zealands commercial fisheries are performing well, according to MPIs latest stock assessments. Read more »

Research fit for a king salmon

Press Release – Cawthron Institute

Scientists from around the world are in Nelson this week to work with domestic experts and salmon industry leaders on a Cawthron Institute led research programme that aims to improve the profitability and production efficiency of king salmon. Read more »

Special coastal rights require explanation

Press Release – Hobson’s Pledge

The 150 coastal claims notified over the past week shows that the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 has come back to bite the National Government a few months out from an election, Hobsons Pledge spokesperson Casey Costello said today. Read more »

First conservation/fishing partnership celebrates success

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Today, Moana New Zealand and WWF-New Zealand announced the first set of achievements resulting from a long-term collaboration between them. Read more »

First steps towards more sustainable fisheries

Press Release – Foundation North

The potential for achieving a high-value, low-impact Hauraki Gulf fishery through impact investment is the subject of a feasibility study being funded by Foundation North. Read more »

Government Freshwater Management Document Labelled Deceptive

Press Release – NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

A government document on freshwater management has been termed confusing and inadequate by a New Zealand wide trout fishers organisation. Read more »

Speech: Goldsmith – Sustainable Seas

Speech – New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation 2 May 2017 Speech Speech to the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge Tn koutou, tn koutou, tn ttau katoa. Ka mihi au ki te iwi kinga, ko Taranaki Whnui. Ko Te Raukura e … Read more »

Sentencing of black market paua & kina offenders welcomed

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

A Tauranga company that owns two local food outlets has been fined $30,000 for possessing paua from the black market. Read more »

Conservation/fishing partnership celebrates success

Press Release – Moana NZ

Today, Moana New Zealand and WWF-New Zealand announced the first set of achievements resulting from a long-term collaboration between them. Read more »

Waikato supports Auckland boat show

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A chance to win an iPad while learning about how to stay safe out on the water is being offered at Waikato Regional Councils site at the 2017 Hutchwilco Boat Show in Auckland this month. Read more »

Winners of Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Announced

Press Release – Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards

Absolute NZ Meat is the Supreme Winner of the inaugural Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2017. Their winning product Absolute Angus Porterhouse was named alongside seven category winners representing horticulture, aquaculture, cheesemaking, butchery … Read more »

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