The Nation: Marama Fox and Dion Tuuta

Press Release – The Nation

Headlines: Te Ohu Kai Moana chief executive Dion Tuuta says the Government has never offered compensation for property rights that would be lost by the formation of the Kermadecs Ocean Sanctuary, and he ruled out accepting any compensation Maori Party … Read more »

Friday fish dump stinks

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

This government has dumped bad news on a Friday to try to avoid political scrutiny in Parliament, says Labours Environment spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

Heron report shows MPI caught by fishing industry

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 16 September 2016 – The Heron report provides further evidence that the fisheries section of the Ministry of Primary Industry has been captured by the very industry it was supposed to be regulating Read more »

MPI chose not to prosecute fish dumping out of fear

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Ministry for Primary Industry officials feared embarrassment in electing not to prosecute fishing companies that may have been illegally discarding fish, according to a Queen’s Counsel hired to conduct an independent review. Read more »

Kermadec stoush shows Māori Party double-standards

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Mori Partys reaction to the trampled Treaty rights and the Governments lack of consultation on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary reeks of the same arrogant mismanagement of the unpopular Maori land reforms, Ikaroa-Rwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri says. Read more »

Ministry fails to control long-running illegal fishing

Press Release – Forest And Bird

The review of the Ministry of Primary Industries decision not to prosecute fish dumping and other offences over more than a decade shows the ministry urgently needs to change its culture, Forest & Bird says. Read more »

MPI needs to be overhauled following damning report

Press Release – LegaSea

The Heron Report into why the Ministry for Primary Industries did not prosecute fish dumping paints a picture of an incompetence. Read more »

Flawed fish dumping calls

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The finding that MPI failed to properly enforce the law even when it had evidence of fish dumping seriously damages the trust and credibility of the Ministry, the industry and this Government, Labour’s Fisheries Spokesperson Rino Tirikatene says. Read more »

MPI must stop letting commercial fishers off the hook

Press Release – Green Party

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) must stop letting commercial fishers off the hook for illegal fish dumping, the Green Party said today. The comments come on the back of a report by Michael Heron QC into how MPI has handled fish dumping, … Read more »

MPI accepts fisheries compliance operations report

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries Director-General, Martyn Dunne, says he accepts the findings of an independent review conducted by Queen’s Counsel Michael Heron into 3 MPI fisheries compliance operations. Read more »

State Services Commissioner backs MPI response

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes is backing Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries Martyn Dunne in his response to an independent review into fisheries compliance. Read more »

Industry keen to improve fisheries management system

Press Release – Fisheries Inshore New Zealand – FINZ

The seafood industry welcomes the independent report into fisheries compliance operations, released today by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Read more »

Sustainable limits must be adhered to

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird understands that the independent review into MPI’s decision not to prosecute commercial fishers despite internal reports detailing illegal fish dumping, is due Friday 16 September. Read more »

Sidestepping Smith should be side-lined

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Rino Tirikatene MP for Te Tai Tonga Spokesperson for Fisheries MEDIA STATEMENT 15 September 2016 Sidestepping Smith should be side-lined Read more »

Te Aupōuri Remains Firm on Kermadec Sanctuary Legislation

Press Release – Te Runanga Nui o Te Aupouri

Te Rnanga Nui o Te Aupuri Chairman Rick Witana welcomes the Governments decision to delay the introduction of its controversial Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary legislation. Read more »

Iwi Collective Partnership Backs Te Ohu Kaimoana Compromise

Press Release – Iwi Collective Partnership

The Iwi Collective Partnership of 14 Iwi tribes is backing Te Ohu Kaimoanas decision to continue court action given the Governments rejection of an iwi compromise over the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary. Read more »

Government Has Reneged on Own Law Over Kermadec Bill

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is not supporting the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill because the government has reneged on its own law, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Government urged to continue to work for agreeable outcome

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

It will be a sad day when the Government unilaterally removes indigenous and commercial rights, Seafood New Zealand Chairman George Clement said. Read more »

Fisheries Management Needs Full Inquiry

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is renewing its call for a full Commission of Inquiry into New Zealands fisheries management following recent talk of limits on recreational fishing. Read more »

ACT pulls support for Kermadecs bill

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT has pulled its support for the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill due to the Governments failure to acknowledge the existing property rights of fishing operators. Read more »

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