Notice: The Great Inanga Exploration Workshop

Press Release – Department of Conservation

DOC, KCDC, GWRC, NSF, VUWCEL, Whitebait Connections, and the Island Bay Marine Education Centre will be hosting a free whitebait workshop this Sunday (30 March) for the general public. This workshop will cover: the historical and cultural implication of inanga, … Read more »

Snapper One Region Rule Change

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

On 1 April 2014 changes to the rules for snapper in the Snapper 1 Region come into effect. The bag limit is changing to seven snapper per fisher per day (previously nine), and the size limit is increasing to 30cm (from 27cm). Read more »

Amended regulations to reduce marine pollution

Press Release – New Zealand Government

An amendment to regulations that control discharge from ships and offshore installations will protect New Zealands unique marine environment, Environment Minister Amy Adams announced today. Read more »

Kaikōura (Te Tai–o-Marokura) Marine Management Bill

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are being invited on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 17 April 2014. Read more »

Scientists survey vulnerable marine ecosystems

Press Release – NIWA

NIWAs flagship research vessel Tangaroa has returned from a five-week voyage to the Louisville Seamount Chain after completing an extensive biological survey of this rarely sampled area. Read more »

Return from longest Antarctic anti-whaling campaign ever

Press Release – Sea Shepherd Australia

The last two Sea Shepherd ships will return on Saturday to land after completing the longest ever Antarctic anti-whaling campaign, Operation Relentless. After spending more than 90 days at sea and enduring the most agreesive attacks from Japanese whalers … Read more »

Southern Blue Whiting Fish Stocks In Good Health

Press Release – Deepwater Group

Southern Blue Whiting Fish Stocks In Good Health The Deepwater Group today welcomed the Minister for Primary Industries decision to raise the catch limit in the main southern blue whiting fishery near Campbell Island from 30,000 tonnes to 40,0000 … Read more »

New marine protected areas bill passes first reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith welcomed the first reading of a bill to establish new marine protections and management tools for Kaikuras coast and ocean, which received unanimous support across Parliament today. Read more »

Commercial catch limits ensure sustainability of fisheries

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today announced changes to catch limits for seven commercial fish stocks, aimed at ensuring their sustainability for all New Zealanders. Read more »

Gisborne figure elected to lead role in Eastern Fish & Game

Press Release – Eastern Fish and Game

The Eastern Fish and Game Council has elected well known Gisborne identity Murray Ferris as its new chairman. The Eastern Council represents over 30,000 anglers and 3000 game bird hunting licence holders. Read more »

Sea bed mining proposal a bad portent

Press Release – Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

A proposal for sea bed mining off Taranaki may well be a bad portent for the Waitakeres West Coast further north says Waitakere Ranges Protection Society President, John Edgar. Even though the current proposal is for an area off Patea, almost the whole … Read more »

Key support for crayfish and scallop abundance

Press Release – LegaSea

More than 30,000 recreational fishers and environmentalists have joined the campaign asking Nathan Guy to make a favourable decision to enhance depleted crayfish and scallop numbers at www.legasea.co.nz/crayscallop. Read more »

Winston Peters and the fish canning opportunity

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

In an interview on TV3s The Nation,Winston Peters claimed that the fishing industry should be New Zealandised. He wants the government to intervene in the industry to make sure that our fish is caught by New Zealand boats and New Zealand fishermen … Read more »

Storm brewing around crayfish and scallops

Press Release – LegaSea

Recreational fishers believe something smells off in recent proposals to manage selected regional fisheries, including crayfish and scallops. New Zealanders are missing out on these seafood delicacies because management favours commercial and export priorities … Read more »

Waikato-Tainui fisheries bylaws approved

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has approved the first set of fisheries bylaws for the Waikato-Tainui Fisheries Area, supporting the joint government-iwi commitment to restore and protect the Waikato River for future generations. Read more »

Fisheries bylaws a step closer to river restoration

Press Release – Waikato Tainui

Waikato-Tainui proposed fisheries bylaws will aid efforts to restore the Waikato River by enhancing the sustainability of its native fisheries resources. Read more »

Ukrainian fisherman airlifted to hospital

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

A 41-year-old Ukrainian fisherman with acute appendicitis has been airlifted to Nelson Hospital after falling ill aboard the fishing boat FV Irvinga , 25 nautical miles (46km) north of Farewell Spit today. Read more »

SeaDragon signs significant raw material supply contract

Press Release – SeaDragon

Australasias largest fish-oil refiner SeaDragon (NZX: SEA) announces a new raw material supply agreement has been signed that will underpin its Nelson-based squalene manufacturing operations, and enable the business to seek new market opportunities … Read more »

Three chefs in cook off for $10,000 award

Press Release – Ora King

Talented young chefs from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch have been chosen as the three finalists in the inaugural ra King Chefs Bursary to be decided in Auckland on March 18. Read more »

Industry Looks Forward to Disease Action From Sea Lion Plan

Press Release – Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group has thrown its support behind the announcement of a Threat Management Plan (TMP) for the endangered New Zealand sea lions on the Auckland Islands. Read more »

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