DOC reminds whitebaiters to follow the rules

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding whitebaiters to be aware of whitebait regulations as the 2016 season begins later this month. Read more »

76% of New Zealanders support deep ocean inclusion in MPA

Press Release – WWF-New Zealand

A new Colmar Brunton poll, released by conservation organisation WWF, shows 76% of New Zealanders support marine protected areas being able to be set up in our deep seas. Read more »

Protect your whitebaiting patches

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

Its that time of year again when whitebaiters lower their nets into the water and the smell of the seasonal delicacy is soon wafting out of a frypan. Read more »

Stricter controls needed on fishing industry

Press Release – Green Party

Stricter controls needed to stop fishing industry killing native wildlife The Green Party is calling for stricter controls on the fishing industry after it was revealed thousands of seabirds, hundreds of fur seals, and dozens of dolphins were killed … Read more »

Kingfish’s Fisher warns of lower returns

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Fisher Funds sounded a note of caution to shareholders in the listed Kingfish investment firm it manages, that returns this financial year are likely to be lower than the previous year, particularly if any companies report … Read more »

Future boat ramp plans and improvements

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

A plan to improve existing boat and wharf facilities around Whitianga over the next few years has been given the go-ahead as part of a new Boat Ramp Strategy for Whitianga. Read more »

Ashburton Police seek information on boat theft

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Ashburton Police are investigating the theft of a boat and trailer from Drummond and Etheridge Marine. Read more »

Hikitia to Lift Giant Anchor Tomorrow (23/7)

Press Release – Maritime Heritage Trust of Wellington

Tomorrow Sat 23/7/16 Wellington’s historic floating crane Hikitia will lift the very large old anchor in storage aft of Hikitia. Photo attached shows the anchor last being lifted in 2010. Read more »

Urban Maori, Fisheries Commission agree to work together

Article – BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) – National Urban Mori representative John Tamihere says the group wants to work with Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Mori Fisheries Commission, after a ruling by Wellington’s High Court that the commission’s appointment of iwi-affiliated … Read more »

High Court Judgment on Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust

Press Release – Te Ohu Kaimoana

Last week, the High Court delivered its judgment in the case taken by the National Urban Mori Authority (NUMA) and Te Whnau o Waipareira Trust. Read more »

Mixed bag when it comes to submissions

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Those interested in how the rules of the road at sea are set recently had the opportunity to have their say. Submissions for the proposed Navigation Safety Bylaw closed on Thursday 7 July and in total 217 submissions were received. Hearings will … Read more »

Scallop Fishing Ban Proves Review Needed

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The scallop fishing ban in Marlborough Sounds proves fisheries management must be reviewed, says New Zealand First. Read more »

MPI’s action for albatross protection – welcome news

Press Release – WWF

Todays announcement that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will prosecute fishing-related albatross deaths is welcomed by conservation organisation, WWF New-Zealand. Read more »

MPI to prosecute over fishing-related albatross deaths

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI to prosecute over fishing-related albatross deaths new rules to be put in place 14 July 2016 The Ministry for Primary Industries is prosecuting a commercial fisherman in relation to the deaths of 38 albatrosses and is moving to put in place … Read more »

Sea bird carnage won’t end with one prosecution

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says it welcomes the prosecution of a commercial fisher who refused to use the required bird deterrents and caught 38 albatrosses, but says the long line fishing industry must be better regulated to prevent the deaths of many more … Read more »

LegaSea welcomes Minister’s decision

Press Release – LegaSea

Nathan Guys decision to partially close Southern Scallops to all fishing for a season is a good decision to protect the highly prized scallop fishery at the top of the South Island. Recreational group LegaSea supports a complete ban of scallop … Read more »

Govt must act before longfin eels disappear

Press Release – Green Party

The Government must suspend the commercial catch of New Zealand’s longfin eel, and accept the conclusion by Parliament’s environment watchdog that the eel is on a path to extinction, the Green Party said today. Read more »

New salmon farms for Marlborough

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The opening of two new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds today is a welcome development for New Zealands aquaculture industry, Environment Minister and Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

New Marlborough salmon farms come on stream

Press Release – New Zealand King Salmon

The first new space allocated for salmon in Marlborough in nine years has finally come on stream with the official opening of two new salmon farms operated by New Zealand King Salmon. The Pelorus Sounds farms at Waitata and Kopua have been officially … Read more »

Prehistoric demise of Chathams sea lion a stark warning

Press Release – University of Otago

Prehistoric demise of Chathams sea lion a stark warning for conservation of NZ sea lion Read more »

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