National Govt continues attack on DOC

Press Release – Green Party

National Govt continues attack on DOC and effective marine protection The National Government is continuing to undermine the Department of Conservations (DOC) work protecting New Zealands natural spaces by shifting responsibility for new marine … Read more »

NZBio backs fresh debate over new biotechnologies

Article – BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) – NZBio has waded into the debate over using new biotechnologies, including genetic modification, backing a call by Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf for another look at New Zealand’s attitude to risk. Read more »

NZ primary sector exports to fall 8% in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ primary sector exports to fall 8% in 2015; four-year outlook shows strong recovery Read more »

Te Ohu Kaimoana to be restructured as iwi take control

Article – BusinessDesk

June 4 (BusinessDesk) – Iwi have voted to keep Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Maori Fisheries Commission, while taking full control of Aotearoa Fisheries voting and income shares in a move which will see oversight of its $543 million in fishery assets restructured. Read more »

Ongoing celebrations for Supreme Court ruling

Press Release – LegaSea

Recreational fishers are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that changed the fisheries management landscape in New Zealand. In a landmark decision in 2009 the Supreme Court confirmed the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, … Read more »

Blue cod fishery consultation launch

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Blue cod fishery consultation launch Consultation on new proposals to manage the blue cod fishery in the Marlborough Sounds will begin on 2 June. The Blue Cod Management Group, which developed these proposals, is made up of recreational and commercial … Read more »

Maui’s dolphin numbers fall

Press Release – Green Party

Mauis dolphin numbers fall Its time for the Government to pull out all the stops to protect Mauis dolphin in the wake of news that estimated numbers have fallen to between 43 and 47 individuals, said the Green Party today. Research from … Read more »

Settlement and iwi unity overwhelmingly important to Ngāpuhi

Press Release – Te Ropu o Tuhoronuku

The settlement of historical Te Tiriti Waitangi grievances and iwi unity are growing in importance to Ngpuhi, says a Horizon Research survey report released on 24 May. Read more »

Sanford 1H profit falls 18% on $6.8M plant, fleet write-down

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – Sanford, New Zealand’s largest listed fishing group, reported an 18 percent drop in first-half profit as it wrote down the value of its fleet and Christchurch mussel processing plant. Read more »

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels, Songhua and Yongding, have been found and boarded by local authorities in Cabo Verde. Read more »

Environmental protection the winner on the day

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating a victory for the environment, as John Key admits lack of support from other political parties has halted plans to gut the principles of the Resource Management Act. Read more »

On patrol in paradise

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Few places in New Zealand rival southern Fiordland for remoteness and effort to get to. The stunning scenery and fantastic fishing, hunting and tourism experiences make it a sought after destination for those with the time and inclination. Youd think … Read more »

Sanford Applauds Confiscation of Toothfish

Press Release – Sanford Limited

New Zealand fishing company Sanford is welcoming news that a Nigerian registered vessel has been detained in Malaysia and 330 tonnes of toothfish confiscated from it. Read more »

GM Geothermal appointment completes leadership team

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today announced the appointment of Nick Clarke to the position of General Manager Geothermal completing a realignment of the leadership team to support the Companys strategic priorities. Read more »

SeaDragon appoints Chairman

Press Release – SeaDragon

SeaDragon, New Zealands largest refiner and blender of high quality, fish oils and fractions, including Omega 3 oils, is pleased to announce it has appointed Colin Groves as Chairman. Mr Groves has spent the past 23 years primarily as Director of … Read more »

Shellfish poacher forfeits car

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

Shellfish poacher forfeits car A woman who appeared in the Manukau District Court yesterday had her $128,000 car (Audi Q7) forfeited to the Crown after pleading guilty to poaching a huge haul of shellfish. The charge related to an incident in June 2014 … Read more »

Ōra King Helps Raise $24,000 for Local Charity

Press Release – Pead PR

Charity lunch a huge success in Blenheim ra King has helped raise more than $24,000 at a special charity lunch on May 3 in aid of Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary . More than 50 guests dined on a four course lunch created by ra King ambassador … Read more »

Restructure of Te Ohu Kaimoana throws up management worries

Article – BusinessDesk

May 6 (BusinessDesk) – Recommendations to restructure Te Ohu Kaimoana, giving iwi full control of Aotearoa Fisheries, may be rejected by Maori interests over concerns about vigilance and managing diverse interests in the sector, the Maori Affairs select … Read more »

Icom Wins 2014 Best Marine Radio

Press Release – ICOM

At the 2014 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo Icoms IC-M506 was awarded the title of 2014s Best Marine VHF Radio. It received the award based on its advanced options for NMEA 2000 connectivity, integrated AIS and … Read more »

Leadership Changes at SeaDragon

Press Release – SeaDragon

New Zealands largest refiner and blender of high-quality internationally-certified concentrated fish oils and fractions SeaDragon today advises it has begun a transition to new leadership. As foreshadowed at last years AGM, SeaDragon Chairman Dr Doug … Read more »

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