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Boats Head Out as Seaweed Harvesting Gets Underway

Press Release – Waikaitu

Harvesting is underway in the Marlborough Sounds of one of New Zealands most invasive pest species Undaria, more commonly known as Wakame seaweed. Read more »

PGF support for West Coast fishing industry [28/8/18]

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) grant will allow Greymouth Port to undertake dredging work to ensure fishing boats can use the lagoon during low tide, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. Read more »

Te Ohu Kaimoana committed to represent Māori interests at UN

Press Release – Te Ohu Kaimoana

Te Ohu Kaimoana Chairman Jamie Tuuta travelled to New York on Monday (3 September 2018) as a member of the New Zealand delegation that will participate in discussions on a new international agreement on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ). … Read more »

NZDF Inspects 23 Vessels in Multi-National Patrols

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) inspected 23 foreign-flagged fishing vessels on the high seas as part of joint maritime patrols it conducted recently with three other countries. Read more »

Shark cage diving operations closed down by Court of Appeal

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

In a major victory for pua divers and the local Stewart Island community, the Court of Appeal has ruled that shark cage diving constitutes hunting or killing great white sharks and is therefore an offence under the Wildlife Act. Read more »

Fisheries Inshore welcomes High Court win on seabed mining

Press Release – Fisheries Inshore New Zealand – FINZ

Fisheries Inshore New Zealand has welcomed the successful appeal against the Environmental Protection Authoritys (EPA) decision to allow Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) to mine 50 million tonnes of seabed annually, and discharge 45 million tonnes of waste … Read more »

Seabed mining decision quashed in High Court

Press Release – Forest And Bird

New Zealands only known population of blue whale has been granted a reprieve from the imminent threat of experimental seabed mining, and conservationists are celebrating. Read more »

Celebrations as High Court upholds seabed mining appeal

Press Release – Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Kiwis Against Seabed Mining and Greenpeace today heralded the High Courts decision to uphold their appeal against the Environmental Protection Agencys granting of a consent to Trans Tasman Resources to mine the seabed in the South Taranaki Bight, … Read more »

Freshwater Fisheries Bill a Travesty

Press Release – Mike Thomas

Whitebaiters, farmers and rural communities are deeply suspicious that Eugenie Sage is trying to sneak her Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fisheries) Amendment Bill through Parliament without anyone noticing. Mike Thomas, a commercial whitebaiter … Read more »

App data highlights govt’s broken promises to help dolphins

Press Release – Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

New app data highlights governments broken promises to help dolphins on brink of extinction. Read more »

Angler anticipation accelerates for new trout licences

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Trout fishing licences for the coming year are going on sale (eds: 21 August, 2018) as freshwater anglers eagerly look forward to the start of the 2018-19 freshwater sports fishing season. Read more »

Trout Anglers Want Whitebait and Eels “De-commercialised”

Press Release – NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

A trout and rivers advocacy the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers want native fish in whitebait and eels largely de-commercalised. Federation president Graham Carter spoke out in support of the Forest and Bird Society who recently said whitebait … Read more »

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