Leaked report shows public misled over snapper policing

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Leaked report shows public misled over snapper policing – Greenpeace. Tuesday, 6 June: A Government report leaked to Greenpeace shows the public is being misled over the effectiveness of video cameras used to police the fishing industry. A Ministry … Read more »

Call for zero bycatch, 2016 a bad year for seabirds

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on the Ministry of Primary Industries to set a zero bycatch target for seabird deaths after official figures revealed an estimated 1000 albatross, petrels, and shearwaters were killed by surface longline fishing boats … Read more »

Minister to attend UN Ocean conference

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry is to attend the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York this week and will host the UN Secretary Generals launch of The World Ocean Assessment. New Zealand and Barbados co-chaired the process which … Read more »

Bold decision reaps benefits

Press Release – Our Fishing Future

A bold political decision ten years ago in Western Australia may provide a roadmap for fisheries management reform in New Zealand. When the Western Australia fisheries minister backed the formation of statutory organisations to represent both recreational … Read more »

NZDF’s Fisheries Patrol in Fiji Covers Vast Area

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The initial fisheries patrol conducted by a combined team from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces has covered about 2200 kilometres of sea around Fiji, with more than 16 vessels boarded. Read more »

Flat oyster parasite huge risk for Bluff oyster industry

Press Release – Green Party

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) needs to prioritise and put its resources behind containing the further spread of the Bonamia ostreae parasite, and meet the challenge of eradicating it as best they can, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Fishing Federation and Maritime NZ safety campaign

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Today (June 1) Maritime NZ and the NZ Federation of Commercial Fishermen launch a safety campaign aimed at commercial fishing boat crews and operators. Read more »

Flat oyster parasite found at Stewart Island

Press Release – Cawthron Institute

Flat oyster parasite found at Stewart Island Source: Cawthron Institute — Cawthron Institute scientists are well-placed to respond to the discovery of Bonamia ostreae at oyster farms on Stewart Island. Read more »

Boat runs aground at Cobden Beach, Greymouth

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At about 1.43am this morning, a fishing boat sent a mayday message while it was coming across the Greymouth Channel and stated that they were heading towards the beach. Read more »

$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 »

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