Iwi Unanimous in Supporting Legal Action Against Crown

Press Release – Te Ohu Kaimoana

Iwi organisations named in the Mori Fisheries Act have pledged their unanimous support for legal action being taken by Te Ohu Kaimoana (Mori Fisheries Trust) against the Governments proposed Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. Read more »

Fish and seafood trade could double under TPP

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The benefits to New Zealands fishing and seafood industry will be very significant once all tariffs are eliminated under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read more »

Speech to Open Māori Fisheries Conference

Speech – Te Ohu Kaimoana

This year our theme is Our Story, Our Values: promoting Mori provenance. We have put together a series of presentations that we think explore this theme in a variety of ways. Read more »

New Zealand’s fisheries performing well

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

New Zealands fisheries continue to perform well, Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst says. Read more »

Minister out of his depth on marine sanctuary

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister of Mori Development is out of his depth if he thinks Maori rights currently being ripped away by the Governments arrogance over the proposed Kermadec sanctuary will be settled by a select committee, says Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson … Read more »

Sanford welcomes greater transparency with cameras

Press Release – Sanford Limited

Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy, today congratulated snapper trawl fishers for their commitment to delivering greater transparency and science across the snapper one fishery with the aid of electronic monitoring (cameras). Read more »

100% Camera coverage achieved on Snapper 1 fleet

Press Release – New Zealand Government

100% camera coverage of the Snapper 1 trawl fleet has been welcomed by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Read more »

Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill

Press Release – Local Government And Environment Committee

A new ocean sanctuary in the Kermadec region of the South Pacific Ocean is being considered by Parliaments Local Government and Environment Committee. Public submissions are now open and everyone is invited to share their thoughts on the proposed sanctuary. Read more »

Māori Party supports iwi on honouring settlement

Press Release – The Maori Party

Mori Party supports iwi on honouring Mori fisheries settlement The Mori Party supports Te Ohu Kaimoana and iwi who are challenging the Government in court for extinguishing customary and commercial fishing rights around the Kermadec Islands. … Read more »

Arrogant Government prompts legal challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Government arrogance has forced a legal challenge because they refused to engage with iwi regarding the proposed Kermandec Sanctuary, says Labours Fisheries Spokesperson Rino Tirikatene. In September I warned the Government that their carefree approach … Read more »

Adjustments to commercial fishing limits

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to fishing limits in four areas as part of the annual fisheries sustainability review, including for crayfish, scallops and surf clams. Read more »

Deepwater Discard Rate less than 7 percent

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Reports produced by NIWA show that less than seven percent of New Zealands total deepwater catch is discarded, Seafood New Zealands Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst says (click here for Summary and NIWA Reports ). Read more »

Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill could be better – Seymour

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour says the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill must be reformed at future readings to make it fair and effective. Read more »

Outdoor Council Critical of Government Fishery Plans

Press Release – CORANZ

Government proposals for Marine Protected Areas will adversely affect recreational fishing and do little or nothing to help the overall fishery says the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of NZ (CORANZ). Read more »

Let’s not waste another chance to protect our oceans

Press Release – Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment today urged New Zealanders not to squander another chance to protect New Zealands oceans. Read more »

Appointments to Maritime New Zealand board

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced the appointment of Janice Fredric and Blair OKeeffe to the board of Maritime New Zealand. Read more »

New Zealand fisheries among the world’s top five

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

New Zealand ranks among the worlds top five best managed fisheries, Professor Ray Hilborn from the University of Washington says. Read more »

PM’s Voluntary Catch Reporting ‘a Joke’

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Voluntary reporting of catches by recreational fishers as suggested by the prime minister is a joke, says New Zealand First Fisheries Spokesperson Richard Prosser. Read more »

Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill introduced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill introduced A Bill to establish one of the worlds largest and most significant fully protected ocean areas in New Zealands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) was introduced to Parliament today by Environment Minister Dr … Read more »

Japan’s Maruha Nichiro buys 4.7% stake in Sanford

Article – BusinessDesk

March 8 (BusinessDesk) – Japanese food group Maruha Nichiro Corp has bought a 4.7 percent stake in local fishing company Sanford at a 7.6 percent discount in an off-market transaction with interests associated with Goodfellow family. Read more »

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