Young skipper takes out Hauraki Gulf conservation award

Press Release – Southern Seabird Solutions

The Southern Seabird Solutions Trust congratulated Whitianga commercial longline skipper, Adam Clow, on winning the Hauraki Gulf Forums prestigious Holdaway Award. Read more »

Precision Seafood Harvesting Named NZ’s Supreme Innovator

Press Release – Sherson Willis

Auckland, New Zealand – The new fishing technology tipped to change the way the world fishes has been named Supreme New Zealand Innovator for 2014 . Read more »

Fishing Innovation Recognised

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Precision Seafood Harvesting (PSH), a revolutionary fishing method, was presented with the Supreme New Zealand Innovator award, chosen from all categories and given to the best overall entry. PSH also won the Innovation in Sustainability and Clean … Read more »

Forum comment on injuries

Press Release – Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

The Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum is encouraging chief executives and directors of agriculture, forestry and fishing companies to continuing working to reduce the high rate of injuries in their industries. Read more »

Rural Property Market Prepares For Spring

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were five more farm sales (+1.5%) for the three months ended September 2014 than for the three months ended September 2013. Overall, there were 347 farm sales in … Read more »

Agriculture, forestry workers at highest risk of injury

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Just under one-quarter of agriculture, forestry, and fishery workers had a work-related injury claim accepted by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

SeaDragon 1H sales rise 17% as new supply boosts production

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) – SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, boosted first-half sales 17 percent after securing supply of raw material to help bolster production, and has building consents for its new refining plant worth $7.5 … Read more »

Operation to focus on Marlborough sounds aquaculture

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ (MNZ) is getting back out on the water with the NZ Police in a joint operation focusing on mussel farmers and the aquaculture sector in the Marlborough Sounds. Read more »

Nathan Guy Welcomed Back by Seafood Industry

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand welcomes the return of Hon Nathan Guy as Minister for Primary Industries. Seafood chief executive, Tim Pankhurst, congratulated Minister Guy on his appointment which was announced by the Prime Minister this morning. We have … Read more »

Safe opening day for trout fishing season

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

New Zealands trout fishing season opened this week and the regions Harbour Master was delighted with the good behaviour of boaties on the lakes. Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for 7th month in Sept, ANZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a seventh consecutive month to an 18-month low in September, led by declining dairy prices. Read more »

Protected corals could be wiped out by deep sea mining

Press Release – Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Wellington-30 September 2014Mining phosphate from the seabed of the Chatham Rise would remove a protected coral species crucial to the local ecosystem, an Environmental Protection Agency hearing into a seabed mining proposal was told this morning. Read more »

Maori values make the difference for business futures

Press Release – Federation Of Maori Authorities

The Federation of Maori Authorities Annual National Conference has highlighted connection and collaboration as critical factors for Maori business success moving forward. The three day conference, held in Whanganui, included a number of presentations which … Read more »

Studies in laser physics helps understand freak waves

Press Release – University of Auckland

University of Auckland physicist Dr Miro Erkintalo is part of an international team investigating how lasers and optical fibres can be used to understand freakishly large waves on the ocean. Read more »

Traditional treatment nets supreme award for smoked salmon

Press Release – Massey University

Sealord Groups Hot Manuka Smoked Salmon received a resounding thumbs up from both the professional panel of judges and the consumer judging panel at this years New Zealand Food Awards. Read more »

Sealord says Nelson wetfish factory not economically viable

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Sealord, New Zealands second-largest fishing company, says it needs to downsize its Nelson wetfish processing plant and may eliminate 97 jobs in the face of rising costs, flat prices and a still-strong kiwi dollar. Read more »

Chatham Rise hearing: NGOs join forces to oppose

Press Release – Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

The EPA began hearings today in Wellington on Chatham Rock Phosphates (CRP) application to mine 5000 square kms of the seabed on the Chatham Rise, in the waters off the New Zealands east coast. Read more »

Ngāti Kahungunu concerned about whānau wellbeing

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Ngti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated Chairman Ngahiwi Tomoana is concerned about the impact of todays raid on Hawkes Bay Seafoods and the impact this may have on the 150 workers and their whanau who are employed by this organisation. They have already … Read more »

MPI swoop on suspected fraudulent fishing activity

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers swooped on a Hawkes Bay fishing enterprise today to secure evidence in an investigation into suspected fraudulent activity in the inshore commercial fishing sector. The MPI led investigation is a … Read more »

Victory and Defeat at the IWC

Press Release – Liz Slooten

New Zealands delegation at the International Whaling Commission has been working hard this week, to stop whaling. The NZ-led resolution on scientific whaling won, with 35 countries voting for, 20 against and 5 abstentions. Read more »

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