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Scientists Conducting Snapper Research Off North Island’s West Coast

Press Release – NIWA

People along the Kapiti and Wanganui coast may spot NIWAs research vessel Kaharoa operating close to shore in the next few weeks as scientists carry out a survey of snapper, tarakihi, red gunard and John Dory. The trawl survey is the third and final … Read more »

National Party Recognises The Of Urgent Need For A New Maritime Dry Dock

Press Release – NZ Shipping Federation

NZ Shipping Federation congratulates the National Party for its commitment to the construction of a maritime dry dock at NorthPort. A 250 metre dry dock, capable of servicing vessels trading in New Zealand, is the missing piece of New Zealands … Read more »

Seafood Industry Honours Its People In A Challenging Year

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

As New Zealand dealt with COVID-19, the seafood industry continued to provide the country with seafood as an essential service. While those who go above and beyond in the industry are normally acknowledged at the Seafood New Zealand conference, … Read more »

Observer Photos Show Destruction Of Deep Sea Coral

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has released photos obtained through the Official Information Act of 29 species of coral fished up from the ocean floor around New Zealand in the last 18 months. Link to coral images here. “These incredible photos show the … Read more »

Reports Of Great Whites Finned Alive Cement Case For Cameras On Boats

Press Release – Green Party

Claims of illegal fishing and live finning of great whites in New Zealand waters show once again that cameras on fishing boats are long overdue, and must be urgently rolled out. Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today: The Green Party … Read more »

Recreational Fishers Vote In Favour Of Scallop Dredging Ban

Press Release – LegaSea

Recreational groups have come out strongly in support of the need to ban fishing techniques that damage the seabed in coastal marine waters. Increasingly, science shows that damage to the seafloor caused by fishing is having an exponential impact … Read more »

Our Seas Our Future Encouraged By Green Party “Thriving Oceans Plan”

Press Release – Our Seas Our Future

Our Seas Our Future (OSOF) is encouraged by the Green Partys marine policy to protect and restore our seas and oceans, as outlined in its Thriving Oceans Plan. OSOF representative, Noel Jhinku, says that the policy recognises the need to address … Read more »

No Time To Lose: Call For Incoming Govt To Implement Cameras On Boats Within First Term

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace has today launched a call for the incoming government to prioritise cameras on boats across the full commercial fishing fleet, and to complete implementation within their first term. To launch the campaign, Greenpeace teamed up with recreational … Read more »

WWF-New Zealand Reviews Green Party’s Ocean Policies

Press Release – WWF-New Zealand

Today the Green Party announced their Thriving Oceans Plan to highlight their Ocean policies to build a thriving ocean. Every single life on our planet is dependent on the ocean. Its one of the worlds greatest resources. It produces food and … Read more »

Greenpeace Applauds Green Party Vision For Thriving Oceans

Press Release – Greenpeace

Greenpeace is applauding the Greens marine policy, released today, saying it sets a strong vision for healthy and thriving oceans. Jessica Desmond, oceans campaigner at Greenpeace Aotearoa, says shes pleased to see the Greens take a big picture … Read more »

Thriving Oceans: Speech by Marama Davidson

Speech – Green Party

Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au. I am the sea. The sea is me. Kia ora koutou katoa. Our moana is a taonga. Take care of our oceans and the oceans will take care of us. They are the lifeblood of our planet. A home to thousands of precious species, a … Read more »

Greens To Protect Aotearoa’s Oceans

Press Release – Green Party

Greens to protect Aotearoas oceans with marine sanctuaries, bottom trawling and set-netting restrictions, and action against plastic The Green Party has released its Thriving Oceans Plan, which would dramatically increase marine protected areas … Read more »

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