Mayor urges public to have their say on salmon farm location

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett says the time has come to face up to the need to relocate some existing Marlborough Sounds salmon farms to better positions for the sake of the industrys long term future and for the sake of the Sounds environment. Read more »

Proposal to relocate Marlborough Sounds salmon farms

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is seeking public comment on a proposal to relocate up to six salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds to locations with better environmental and economic outcomes. Read more »

Bay of Plenty Regional Council to join appeal process

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has decided to join the Ministry for Primary Industries appeal process relating to the declaration related to controls on fishing-related activities in regional plans. Read more »

Willie Jackson, Norm Dewes, Willie Te Aho to fisheries trust

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Jan. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Te Ohu Kaimoana, which oversees Mori fisheries assets, has namedWillie Jackson, Norm Dewes and Willie Te Aho to the board of a $20 million trust for unaffiliated Mori after a successful challenge to the appointment of … Read more »

Proposed extension of Kaikōura shellfish and seaweed ban

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The public is being asked for its views on a proposed extension to the current ban on collecting shellfish and seaweed along the Kaikura and Cape Campbell coastlines. Read more »

National puts fishing interests ahead of the environment

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government has once again shown its more interested in plundering the environment than protecting it, the Green Party said today. Read more »

A new frontier in food production

Press Release – Cawthron Institute

A team of world class science and engineering minds are in Nelson this week, applying their expertise to the challenge of making open ocean shellfish farming viable. If successful, the project could significantly increase New Zealand shellfish production … Read more »

New Zealand fishery named in global top five

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

In the survey of 28 countries, which included the 20 countries that landed the most fish, a strong correlation was found between the state of the countrys fish stocks and the quality of its fisheries management. Read more »

Open-Ship-event with German Research Vessel “SONNE”

Press Release – Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

The German research vessel R/V SONNE, currently implementing scientific cruises in the New Zealand marine environment, will call port in Auckland at the end of January 2017. Commis- sioned in 2014 R/V SONNE is considered one of the most modern multi-functional … Read more »

Seafood industry welcomes Government ban on microbeads

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the announcement that the Government will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products, citing their impact on oceans and marine life. Read more »

White-capped albatross census at the Auckland Islands

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Scientists are heading to the Auckland Islands on Wednesdayto complete an annual census of the white-capped albatross. Read more »

Sealord profit more than doubles 2016 profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Sealord more than doubled annual profit as the country’s second biggest fishing group reaped fatter margins from a larger catch attracting better prices. Read more »

Stricken Salmon farm gets a Special Christmas delivery

Press Release – NZ Fish and Game Council

Smiles beamed from the faces of the owners and staff at the Paringa Salmon Farm caf recently when two loads of replacement fish were delivered by Fish & Game staff. Read more »

E tū: migrants displace New Zealanders in fishing industry

Press Release – E tu

E t says migrants have displaced local workers in the fishing industry, which should be compelled to hire and train more New Zealanders. Read more »

Collaboration the key to a healthy aquatic environment

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawkes Bay Regional Council believes involving all stakeholders is the key to achieving a healthy aquatic environment in New Zealand. HBRC is conveying this message in its submission on the Ministry of Primary Industries management … Read more »

Fish for rock lobster responsibly in Kaikōura this summer

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI is appealing to recreational fishers to fish responsibly in Kaikura this summer to help the rock lobster (crayfish) fishery recover from the recent earthquakes. Read more »

MPI must stop letting commercial fishers off the hook

Press Release – Green Party

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) must stop its light-handed approach to fish dumping by commercial operators or we risk further declines in fish stocks, the Green Party said today. Read more »

One week left for fisheries submissions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The public has one week left to make a submission on new proposals to modernise and future-proof New Zealands fisheries management system, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Read more »

Kaikoura crayfish fishery reopening

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The temporary emergency closure of the rock lobster (crayfish) fishery along the east coast of the South Island will be officially lifted at 5pm on Tuesday 20 December next week, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today Read more »

Marine Protection Area mooted for Southland estuary

Press Release – Environment Southland

At the final council meeting for the year yesterday, Councillors agreed to make a submission in support of a proposal that would create a Marine Protected Area for the Haldane Estuary in the Catlins. Read more »

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