Why Not a Marine Fishing Park in Pewhairangi?

Press Release – The Maori Party

The National Partys plan for recreational fishing parks in the Hauraki Gulf and Marlborough Sounds is good as far as it goes, but it doesnt go far enough, said Rev Te Hira Paenga, the Maori Partys candidate for Te Tai Tokerau. Why … Read more »

Consultation on fishing reserves a National misfire

Press Release – LegaSea

Public fishers are being promised future discussions on recreational only fishing zones if they re-elect National. Consultation will begin in November on proposals for the Hauraki Gulf and Marlborough Sounds. Read more »

National Agrees to Unitedfuture Bottom Line

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture Leader Hon Peter Dunne and Outdoors Spokesperson Alan Simmons welcomed the announcement today by the National Party that they will establish recreational fishing only reserves in the Hauraki Gulf and Marlborough Sounds. Read more »

National to create two recreational fishing parks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith National Party Conservation spokesman Nathan Guy National Party Primary Industries spokesman Read more »

New marine reserves on West Coast opened

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New marine reserves on West Coast opened Five new marine reserves were officially opened today by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith on the West Coast of the South Island to protect a range of marine ecosystems for conservation, science and recreation. … Read more »

Rena application heads for environment court

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Chief Executive of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Mary-Anne Macleod, today announced that the Council had decided to refer the Application for resource consent to abandon the wreck of the Rena to the Environment Court. Read more »

Raglan Harbour given all clear

Press Release – Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council has given the all clear for recreational activities and shellfish collecting in the Raglan Harbour following last months wastewater pump overflow. Read more »

Rock Lobster Industry Welcomes Prime Minister’s Pledge

Press Release – NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council

The New Zealand Rock Lobster Industry Council has today praised the National Party pledge to spend $100 million over 10 years to buy and retire farmland next to waterways to provide a buffer and improve water quality. Read more »

Govt supports Gisborne study of fish spawning sites

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced government funding of $65,000 towards a Gisborne District Council project to identify spawning sites for native fish species in the region. Read more »

Ocean to Table Kapiti Style well & truly served

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects

Visa Wellington on a Plate, Ocean to Table Kapiti Style served up two magnificent days in Kapiti on 23 & 30 August by serving two wonderful seafood immersion experiences. Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for 6th month in August, ANZ says

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a sixth straight month in August, taking the index to a 17-month low, led by declining dairy prices, in part due to an oversupply in China. Read more »

A ‘modest’ start to Hawke’s Bay whitebait season

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay rivers are in excellent condition for whitebaiting, with plenty of keen anglers out trying to net a meal of the slippery delicacy. Read more »

Top Australian TV Chef calls for live NZ seafood imports

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

High profile Australian television chef Luke Stepsys wants Australia opened up to New Zealand live seafood exports. He has told the recent New Zealand Seafood Industry Conference in Wellington that he cant understand how live New Zealand seafood, … Read more »

Survival in the Palm of Your Hand

Press Release – Hutchwilco

As the warmer summer weather approaches, boats, kayaks and personal watercraft are coming out of storage and thousands of kiwis will be taking to the water. Read more »

New Committee to Steer Harbour Work

Press Release – Porirua City Council

A new hands on governance group that will provide tighter oversight of the implementation of the Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy and Action Plan had their first meeting today in Porirua. Read more »

US/NZ to track endangered whales in Rarotonga

Press Release – US Embassy Wellington

Three US scientists are this week deploying satellite tracking tags on Humpback whales off the Rarotonga coast to gain information vital to protecting the endangered mammals from extinction. Read more »

Commercial Industry Opposes Recreational Fishing Policy

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

Press release from Alan Simmons. United Future Outdoors spokesperson and Candidate for Taupo. United Future Party President. Read more »

Review: Law Failing to Stop Exploitation And Trafficking

Press Release – Justice Acts NZ

A review of New Zealands laws relating to human trafficking, slavery and labour exploitation shows there are serious gaps in our laws that have made it difficult for New Zealand agencies to prosecute those who exploit workers in NZ Justice Acts … Read more »

Deepwater Group Supports Changes to Catch Limits

Press Release – Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group says the increase in the Total Allowable Commercial Catch for hoki shows the benefits of a long term commitment to build biomass in this major New Zealand fishery. Read more »

Our Seafood the Best in the World

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The Prime Minister John Key called New Zealands seafood the best in the world in opening the Seafood Industry Conference in Wellington. John Key said hes travelled all over the world and eaten seafood in all sorts of places, but without doubt … Read more »

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