PQ 12. Fisheries Protection—Honorary Fisheries Officers

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

12. STUART SMITH (NationalKaikura) to the Minister for Primary Industries : What recent reports has he received on the number of Honorary Fishery Officers leading into the summer fishing period? Read more »

Sealord’s actions bad for workers and regional economies

Press Release – Green Party

The constant drive to cut costs by diverting work to workers from other countries leaves New Zealand workers increasingly vulnerable, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today. Read more »

Commodity prices fall for ninth month in November, led by mi

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices declined for the ninth consecutive month in November, to the lowest level since February last year, as milk powder prices fell to five-year lows. Read more »

One year anniversary of trade deal marked

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Trade Minister Tim Groser have welcomed the one year anniversary today of the Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on … Read more »

Shellfish health warning issued for part of Bay of Plenty

Press Release – Toi Te Ora

A health warning has been issued for the Bay of Plenty coastline, from Mount Maunganui, including Maunganui Beach and Pilot Bay, to Whakatane Heads. Routine monitoring within this area has found increased levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxin … Read more »

Raw material supply constraints lead to SeaDragon loss

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, has reported a $574,000 half-year loss, 362 percent down on the same period last year after difficulties securing raw material saw its factory underused. Read more »

Sanford lifts profit despite “challenging year”

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Sanford, New Zealand’s largest listed fishing group, lifted annual profit 10 percent as gains in its deepwater fishing and aquaculture operations offset falling skipjack tuna prices. Read more »

Sanford Releases Annual Result for Year To 30 September 2014

Press Release – Sanford Limited

- Prudent foreign exchange management coupled with successful deepwater fishing and aquaculture performances assisted with the net profit result; profit for the year totalled $22.4m, 10.2% up from $20.4m last year. Read more »

Call for More Ocean Protection Sees NZ Lead by Example

Press Release – Deepwater Group

A global commitment to manage the ocean more effectively has the full support of the New Zealand seafood industry. Read more »

FTA with Korea Disappointing for New Zealand Seafood

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The so-called free trade deal with Korea excludes frozen squid, which will continue to suffer a 22 percent tariff. Read more »

Police name Fisherman who fell overboard near Kaitorete Spit

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have released the name of the man whose body was recovered yesterday (Sunday 16 November 2014) as 59 year old Edward Ernest BRANDON. Read more »

UPDATE: NZ, South Korea conclude free-trade agreement

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and South Korea have concluded a free-trade agreement that’s expected to cut into export tariffs in the nation’s sixth-largest export market that currently run to about $230 million a year. Read more »

Cawthron inks deal with Sigma-Aldrich to sell biotoxins

Article – BusinessDesk

Cawthron Institute signs up global partner to sell valuable marine biotoxins used in shellfish testing Read more »

Expensive snorkel for Bay of Plenty men

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Not knowing the legal size and daily limit for paua was no excuse for two men who were fined $1500 each in Tauranga District Court today (6/11/2014). Read more »

Commodity prices fall for eighth month in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for the eighth consecutive month in October, to the lowest level since March last year, as signs of recovery in dairy prices were offset by a drop in the price of pelts. Read more »

Partnership, Trust and Collaboration – King Salmon and Spark Digital

Article – Spark Digital

You wouldnt think digital technology would play such a huge role in growing, harvesting and exporting the worlds best salmon. But youd be wrong… Read more »

Seafood Important for Growing Minds and Bodies

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

It pays not to shy away from seafood when pregnant, with some seafood providing health benefits to both expectant mums and their babies. Prioritising higher fish consumption in pregnant women and young children is among the key dietary recommendations of … Read more »

MUNZ: Tauranga Port Won’t Take Responsibility for Workers

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

Tauranga Port Happy to Take the Money, But Not Happy to Accept Responsibility for Workers Read more »

Seafood Industry Welcomes Action for Black Petrel

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The seafood industry is backing seabird protection. Seafood New Zealand today welcomed the collaborative efforts of the Black Petrel Working Group to develop means of reducing the risk to this threatened seabird from fishing. Read more »

Good trout fishing ‘closer than you might think…’

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

New Tauranga residents in particular may not be aware of the good trout fishing thats on offer almost on their doorstep. Fish & Game says its one of the messages they want to get across after releasing 700 yearling trout into Lake Mc Laren and the … Read more »

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