NZ commodity prices lift in May as horticulture shines

Article – BusinessDesk

June 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices lifted in May, led by horticulture. Read more »

Companies ordered to pay over $120K after incident

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Companies ordered to pay over $120K after contractor seriously injured by fish de-heading machine Read more »

Kermadec sanctuary undermines settlement process

Article – BusinessDesk

June 2 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s proposal to create a 62,000 square kilometre ocean sanctuary in the Kermadec region undermines the integrity of Treaty of Waitangi settlements in expropriating Maori fishing rights, says Te Ohu Kaimoana chairman … Read more »

Opposition to Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill reaffirmed

Press Release – Aotearoa Fisheries

Aotearoa Fisheries has reiterated its opposition to the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill in its current form in a presentation today to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee. Read more »

Government’s “Double Whammy” to Public over Pollution

Press Release – New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers

A national trout fishing advocacy organisation has condemned the National Governments budget announcement of money to remedy polluted rivers as double dipping into the public purse. In the recent 2016 budget, $100M was allocated for the Freshwater … Read more »

Better process called for in marine conservation

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The Seafood Industry supports marine conservation but the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill is simplistic. Read more »

Big drop in summer boating fatalities

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Craig Foss Associate Minister of Transport 1 June 2016 Media Statement Big drop in summer boating fatalities Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says a significant decrease in recreational boating fatalities last summer shows targeted safety campaigns … Read more »

Top chefs join forces to showcase fine NZ dining

Press Release – New Zealand King Salmon

Foodies will be flocking to Wellington in July for the first in a series of degustation dinners prepared by some of the countrys best chefs. Read more »

NZ First Calls for Inquiry into Fisheries Management

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Thirty years on from the introduction of the Quota Management System (QMS), New Zealand First is calling for a Commission of Inquiry into how New Zealands fish stocks are managed. Read more »

Separation of South Island eel stocks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to quota management for eels in the South Island which will see the current single stock split into two longfin and shortfin eels. Read more »

Minister confirms Greenpeace allegations of fishing industry

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 30 May 2016 – Minister for MPI, Nathan Guy, has confirmed this morning that the fishing industry is indeed responsible for reviewing video surveillance from its own trawlers and reporting suspicious behaviour to the regulator, MPI. Read more »

Aotearoa Fisheries rejects Greenpeace claims

Press Release – Aotearoa Fisheries

The fishing industry is investing over and above statutory requirements for monitoring to bring more science and transparency to the fishery. Read more »

More money, not lip service, needed

Press Release – Green Party

The Freshwater Improvement Fund of just $10 million a year is a drop in the bucket of what is needed to make our rivers safe for swimming, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Fisheries companies win contract to monitor themselves

Press Release – Greenpeace

Auckland, 29 May 2016 – Greenpeace today revealed that the seafood company Sanford, and several other large New Zealand fishing companies, own the entity to which MPI recently awarded a contract to install cameras and to electronically monitor fishing … Read more »

Trial of video technology on Snapper 1 Fishery

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

“MPI is committed to providing the most effective and value for public money solution for fisheries management and compliance. Read more »

Greenpeace Should Be Supporting Tech To Protect Fish Stocks

Press Release – Sanford Limited

The head of fishing company, Sanford says Greenpeace should be supporting, not attacking an industry that is investing to ensure we have the best technology, monitoring and research available on our fisheries. Read more »

Monitoring The SNA1 Fishery

Press Release – Trident Research Systems

Recent scrutiny of New Zealands fisheries information has noted the use of cameras to monitor fishing vessels. Read more »

Fisheries inquiry must be widened to include Trident

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must widen its inquiry into the Ministry for Primary Industries to include its awarding of a company owned by Sanford and Moana Pacific Fisheries to monitor commercial fishing vessels, Labours Fisheries spokesperson Rino Tirikatene … Read more »

Regional council confirms fish farming tender

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato regional councillors have confirmed the go ahead for a tender round for the use of fish farming space in the Coromandel Marine Farming Zone off the north-west Coromandel coast. Read more »

New Zealand hoki fisheries meet international best practice

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Following a report from the University of British Columbia (UBC), the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has confirmed that the New Zealand hoki fisheries meet the high requirements of the MSC Fisheries Standard , widely recognised as the worlds most credible … Read more »

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