Councillor calls for discussion on crabbing

Press Release – Penny Webster

Penny Webster, Rodney ward councillor today expressed her concern over the on-going public debate about the practice of crabbing on Northern beaches. Read more »

Fishing buddies’ eight hours clinging to capsized vessel

Press Release – Coastguard New Zealand

At 2358 hours last night Coastguards Operations Centre received a call from a wife concerned that her husband had not returned from a fishing trip with two friends out from the Kaiaua Camping Groud near the Firth of Thames. Read more »

Japan’s Farcical Non-Lethal Whaling Program

Press Release – Sea Shepherd Australia

Today, the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) announced that Japan’s whaling fleet will depart from Japan on January 8, 2015, in order to undertake non-lethal research on the Antarctic whale population. Read more »

NZ fish stocks in healthy state heading into 2015

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Consumers can look forward to plenty of tasty and nutritious seafood this year with New Zealand fish stocks in good shape. Read more »

Holiday Drowning Toll Up

Press Release – Water Safety New Zealand

Seven people drowned in New Zealand waters this official Christmas holiday period (4pm Christmas Eve until 6am this morning) – two deaths more than the same period last year. Read more »

Coastal claim stuns Mahia bach owners

Press Release – Hugh Barr

Mahia bach owners were stunned yesterday to find out that a claim for customary marine title to the foreshore and seabed around Mahia Peninsula could exclude those who are not members of the Rongomaiwahine group with fines of up to $5000 for those who … Read more »

Sea Shepherd Commences Recovery of Illegal Gillnet

Press Release – Sea Shepherd Australia

December 26th, 2014 Sea Shepherd Locates And Commences Recovery of Illegal Gillnet Abandoned by Thunder Yesterday, December 25, at approximately 1326 AEDT, the Sea Shepherd conservation ship, Sam Simon, located a discarded gillnet at 62 16 … Read more »

Anglers Urged To Be Safe While Enjoying Fishing

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Trout and salmon anglers are being urged to get serious about water safety over the Christmas holiday break. Read more »

Holidaymakers warned about high risk of shellfish poisoning

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is worried that there may be holidaymakers headed to the Bay of Plenty area hoping for a feed of shellfish who are not aware of the high risk of getting paralytic shellfish poisoning. Read more »

Twenty five people caught in Northland paua operation

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Ten people are facing prosecutions for taking large hauls of undersized paua after a three day operation at Kawerua, south of Hokianga, by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers. Read more »

Holidaymakers warned about high risk of shellfish poisoning

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is worried that there may be holidaymakers headed to the Bay of Plenty area hoping for a feed of shellfish who are not aware of the high risk of getting paralytic shellfish poisoning. Read more »

Sealord returns to FY profit, provides for Nelson job cuts

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Sealord, New Zealand’s second largest fishing company, returned to profit in the 2014 year, while taking payroll provisions as it prepares to downsize its Nelson wetfish factory. Read more »

Sealord nets a profit and pays dividend

Press Release – Sealord

Sealord Group Ltd has reported a net profit after tax of NZD$25.4 million for its financial year ending 30th September 2014 Read more »

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says. Read more »

Decision to transfer ownership of Okaro lake bed to Te Arawa

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Exactly 10 years after ownership of 13 of the districts lake beds was signed over to Te Arawa, the Rotorua Lakes Council has resolved to transfer ownership of the Okaro lake bed to Te Arawa Lakes Trust. Read more »

Fisherman has a near miss at Waimakariri River mouth

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police were alerted that a fisherman had been swept out to sea shortly before 7.45am this morning at Kairaki beach near the Waimakariri River mouth. Read more »

New Zealand Seafood – the Kiwi Christmas Classic

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand is encouraging New Zealanders to put our sustainable seafood on their tables this Christmas. Read more »

Fish4all – android smartphone app now available

Press Release – Fish4all

Just in time for summer the Fish4all app is now available for android smartphones. Unveiled for iPhones earlier this year, the free app has been developed to gather data that can provide better information on where and how recreational fishing is … Read more »

International Science paper reveals collapse of Kelp beds

Press Release – Wade Doak

Noted marine specialist, Wade Doak, of Northland, New Zealand, says an important scientific paper, just published in the international Royal Societys Philosophical Transactions, charts the widespread collapse and destruction of marine algal forests, … Read more »

Offshore mining appeal withdrawn

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The withdrawal of the High Court appeal by Trans Tasman Resources is not unexpected, according to the Environmental Defence Society. Read more »

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