Commercial and recreational fishers pick up the slack

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The fishing giant Sanfords decision to end its commercial operations in the Hauraki Gulf is a stinging indictment of the Governments inaction which has left fisheries management in the gulfs waters in limbo, says Labours Fisheries spokesperson … Read more »

FAR announces new North Island cropping event

Press Release – Foundation for Arable Research

North Island farmers are being invited to update their cropping knowledge at a new one-day field event on Thursday 10 December. The field day, run by FAR, is being held at FAR’s Northern Crop Research Site at Tamahere, near Hamilton. Read more »

New mood in Gulf fisheries

Press Release – Hauraki Gulf Forum

Hauraki Gulf Forum chairman John Tregidga has welcomed an offer by Sanford Chief Executive Volker Kuntzsch to stop all commercial fishing in the area if everyone who throws a line in to the countrys most popular fishery records and reports … Read more »

Fish & Game stocks up Lake Tutira with young trout

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Lake Tutiras set to receive part of its annual top up of trout today with Hawkes Bay Fish & Game releasing more than 2,750 young fish. Read more »

Greenpeace warns EU to maintain pressure on Taiwan

Press Release – Greenpeace

Sydney, 28 October 2015 – The European Union must maintain pressure on Taiwan to clean up its fisheries industry after the government imposed a weak penalty on a Taiwanese fishing longliner with illegally caught tuna and shark fins in the Pacific, … Read more »

Busy weekend patrolling fishing in Kaikoura

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

Fishery Officers and Honorary Fishery Officers were busy all weekend checking that fishers were complying with the new regulations for the Kaikoura Marine Area. Read more »

Best sheep forward for Wairarapa lamb competition

Press Release – Gate to Plate

Gate-to-Plate organisers are urging local sheep farmers to start thinking about putting their best lamb forward for the three-way, best Wairarapa lamb contest lambs will be judged on the hoof, on the hook and on the plate to determine … Read more »

Bay of Plenty Kai Hui

Press Release – Toi Te Ora Public Health

Bay of Plenty Kai Hui – Locals have their say on the future of our food Read more »

MPI and salmon farmers examine summer fish mortality issue

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is working closely with the countrys salmon farming industry to better understand an issue that has emerged over the past few summers in the Marlborough Sounds. Read more »

It wasn’t me, I wasn’t there …

Press Release – New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers

The NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers, a national association of freshwater fishermen, expressed its disappointment, but not surprise, at yesterdays publication of ‘Environment Aotearoa 2015 detailing the continuing decline of NZs lowland water quality, … Read more »

Time for Authorities to Honestly Front up to Water Problems

Press Release – Outdoors Party

It is well nigh time for government, regional councils, Federated Farmers NZ and some farmers to recognise New Zealands growing freshwater crisis both in terms of quality and quantity says the newly formed NZ Outdoors Party. Read more »

Joint MPI and police patrol in Bay of Islands

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Fishery officers and police will be patrolling together in the Bay of Islands over Labour Weekend checking recreational catch and water safety of those on the water. Read more »

Banks Peninsula Tourism Operator celebrates 30 years

Press Release – Black Cat Cruises

Its been a fantastic start to the new summer season for New Zealand eco-tourism operator Black Cat Cruises as they celebrate 30 years in business. Read more »

New Zealand fisheries sustainably managed

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

This is according to Environment Aotearoa 2015, a comprehensive, independent and nationwide set of statistics released yesterday by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand. Read more »

Planktonauts take to the seas

Press Release – Pacific Ocean Initiative

Five intrepid sailing crews will soon return to New Zealand carrying important scientific keys that will help unlock some of the secrets of the worlds oceans. Read more »

Supporting the locals at Kaikoura

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Labour weekend will see a big effort to remind recreational fishers on the Kaikoura coast of the local rules developed by the community to protect fish stocks in this iconic area. Read more »

MPI investigates accidental loss of fish off Muriwai

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

New vessel monitoring technology allowed Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) fishery officers to meet a commercial boat arriving in port after it accidentally lost fish overboard. Read more »

Campaign Launch to Highlight Dolphin By-catch

Press Release – Maui and Hector’s Dolphin Defenders

A new campaign is being launched at 2pm on Sunday 1 November at the Onehunga pedestrian overbridge, near Onehunga Port, to highlight the by-catch risk to New Zealands endangered Mui and Hectors dolphins. Read more »

Forest & Bird seeks court review of DOC decision

Article – BusinessDesk

Forest & Bird seeks court review of DOC decision to cede part of Ruahine Forest Park for irrigation scheme Read more »

Multi-agency support confirmed for SAR recovery phase

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have received confirmation that Royal New Zealand Navy resources will be used as part of the SAR recovery phase. Read more »

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