Govt supports Gisborne study of fish spawning sites

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced government funding of $65,000 towards a Gisborne District Council project to identify spawning sites for native fish species in the region. Read more »

Ocean to Table Kapiti Style well & truly served

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects

Visa Wellington on a Plate, Ocean to Table Kapiti Style served up two magnificent days in Kapiti on 23 & 30 August by serving two wonderful seafood immersion experiences. Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for 6th month in August, ANZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a sixth straight month in August, taking the index to a 17-month low, led by declining dairy prices, in part due to an oversupply in China. Read more »

A ‘modest’ start to Hawke’s Bay whitebait season

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay rivers are in excellent condition for whitebaiting, with plenty of keen anglers out trying to net a meal of the slippery delicacy. Read more »

Top Australian TV Chef calls for live NZ seafood imports

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

High profile Australian television chef Luke Stepsys wants Australia opened up to New Zealand live seafood exports. He has told the recent New Zealand Seafood Industry Conference in Wellington that he cant understand how live New Zealand seafood, … Read more »

Survival in the Palm of Your Hand

Press Release – Hutchwilco

As the warmer summer weather approaches, boats, kayaks and personal watercraft are coming out of storage and thousands of kiwis will be taking to the water. Read more »

New Committee to Steer Harbour Work

Press Release – Porirua City Council

A new hands on governance group that will provide tighter oversight of the implementation of the Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy and Action Plan had their first meeting today in Porirua. Read more »

US/NZ to track endangered whales in Rarotonga

Press Release – US Embassy Wellington

Three US scientists are this week deploying satellite tracking tags on Humpback whales off the Rarotonga coast to gain information vital to protecting the endangered mammals from extinction. Read more »

Commercial Industry Opposes Recreational Fishing Policy

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

Press release from Alan Simmons. United Future Outdoors spokesperson and Candidate for Taupo. United Future Party President. Read more »

Review: Law Failing to Stop Exploitation And Trafficking

Press Release – Justice Acts NZ

A review of New Zealands laws relating to human trafficking, slavery and labour exploitation shows there are serious gaps in our laws that have made it difficult for New Zealand agencies to prosecute those who exploit workers in NZ Justice Acts … Read more »

Deepwater Group Supports Changes to Catch Limits

Press Release – Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group says the increase in the Total Allowable Commercial Catch for hoki shows the benefits of a long term commitment to build biomass in this major New Zealand fishery. Read more »

Our Seafood the Best in the World

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The Prime Minister John Key called New Zealands seafood the best in the world in opening the Seafood Industry Conference in Wellington. John Key said hes travelled all over the world and eaten seafood in all sorts of places, but without doubt … Read more »

New shark finning laws fall short for threatened species

Press Release – New Zealand Shark Alliance

Environmental groups are welcoming some aspects of a raft of law changes announced today in relation to shark finning, but say that overall the chance for New Zealand to catch up with international efforts in shark conservation is being missed. Read more »

Top Kiwis backing Tip the Scales campaign

Press Release – LegaSea

Sir Graham Henry, former All Black Kees Meeuws, singer-song writer Jamie McDell and fishing guru Matt Watson have pledged their support to Tip the Scales, a pre-election campaign generating public support for rebuilding New Zealands depleted inshore … Read more »

Survey shows Kiwi’s support for aquaculture

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has today released the results of a survey asking New Zealanders what they think about our aquaculture industry. MPI Acting Director of Aquaculture Growth and Innovation, Alice Marfell-Jones, says the findings are … Read more »

Quota increases recognise sustainable species

Press Release – Sealord

Sealord has welcomed the Minister of Primary Industries announcement about increased hoki and orange roughy quota a vote of confidence for the sustainability of these fisheries and work to ensure world class science and research is available. Read more »

By Hoki! It’s Labour’s fisheries policy

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will protect the iconic Kiwi tradition of fishing by improving access to the coast, protecting the rights of recreational fishers and reviewing snapper restrictions, Labours Fisheries spokesperson Damien OConnor says. Read more »

Increases for fish stocks show success of QMS

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced increases to catch limits for a range of New Zealand fisheries today, thanks to healthy stock levels. This shows the success of our world-leading Quota Management System (QMS). It is flexible and … Read more »

UnitedFuture’s Policy of the Day – Recreational Fishers

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture’s Policy of the Day #fairnessandchoice Read more »

Minister approves Marlborough coastal plan changes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Plan changes to enable three new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds were signed off today by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith at a function at the Marlborough District Council with Mayor Alistair Sowman and representatives from NZ King Salmon. Read more »

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