Te Hono says move to value from volume now accepted

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) – The Te Hono movement, which aims to increase the value of New Zealand’s primary sector production, says its mission is now well accepted and its biggest future challenge is getting the right people to help shape the country’s … Read more »

Fisheries review needs to be prioritised

Press Release – LegaSea

Fisheries review needs to be prioritised Crayfish stocks are in crisis and recreational fishers are calling for an independent review of the fisheries management system. Read more »

MSC process transparent and scientifically robust

Press Release – Marine Stewardship Council

MSC process transparent and scientifically robust, encourages stakeholder input 31 January 2018 New Zealand – The Marine Stewardship Councils (MSC ) vision is to keep our oceans teeming with life and to safeguard seafood supplies for future … Read more »

Fishing industry dismisses unsustainability claim

Press Release – Deepwater Group

Accusations that the fishing industry is responsible for any population decrease of Salvins albatross are untrue and has been dismissed by Deepwater Group chief executive, George Clement. Read more »

MSC certified NZ fisheries killing endangered birds

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Over sixty global organisations have singled out two major New Zealand fisheries in a letter to the Marine Stewardship Council, heavily criticising the agency for certifying fisheries as sustainable, despite their destructive environmental impacts. Read more »

How blockchain is strengthening tuna traceability

Article – Candice Visser and Quentin Hanich

For the global tuna industry, which has historically struggled with illegal and environmentally dubious fishing practices, the use of blockchain could be a turning point. WWF Read more »

Healthy rivers – water quality: where to from here

Press Release – Primary Land Users Group

The Government is pushing ahead with plans to make freshwater standards stricter in a bid to improve water quality, the Minister for the Environment, The Hon David Parker, says. Read more »

Government urged to stand strong against fishing lobbyists

Press Release – WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand is pleased to hear that Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash is committed to enabling transparency and trust in our fisheries management system. WWF agrees that it is vital to protect public access to information about … Read more »

Minister rejects industry plan to hide dead dolphins from NZ

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the call by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash to reject a fishing industry proposal to exempt footage from fishing boats from the Official Information Act. Read more »

Summer Series #8 – Spectacular Scenes Under The Ice

Article – NIWA

In October a team of scientists from New Zealand and Finland travelled to Antarctica for a scientific diving expedition under the ice. Read more »

Fishing industry seeks to hide dead dolphins, penguins

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has released images of dead dolphins, NZ sea lions, and yellow-eyed penguins along with a letter from key leaders in the fishing industry to the Ministry of Primary Industries seeking to prevent the public from ever seeing similar images … Read more »

Bring on transparency but caution urged over public access

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Bring on transparency but caution urged over public access to footage from cameras in workplaces Read more »

Ship noise affects ability of marine species to communicate

Press Release – University of Auckland

The first-ever large scale investigation into the effects of ship noise in the waters of the Hauraki Gulf shows a significant reduction in the amount of communication space available for at least two key marine species. The first-ever large scale … Read more »

Blockchain Project Could Revolutionise Seafood Industry

Press Release – WWF

New Blockchain Project has Potential to Revolutionise Seafood Industry Environmental organisation WWF and its partners have introduced revolutionary blockchain technology to the Pacific Islands tuna industry, the first of its kind for this region, to … Read more »

Zero tolerance for poaching at Marine Reserve

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Department of Conservation (DOC) are warning that they will continue to take a zero tolerance approach towards people who poach from the Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve north of Gisborne. Read more »

Look out for these marine pests

Press Release – NIWA

Every year NIWA carries out numerous marine surveillance missions; surveys at ports and harbours around the country. Their divers are looking for the pests that have hitched a ride to New Zealand waters and are capable of harming our unique ecosystems, … Read more »

Sealord’s annual profit falls 19% on write down

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Sealord’s annual profit fell 19 percent largely on an impairment charge of its British-based Sealord Caistor processing business, which was sold to shareholder Nippon Suisan Kaisha. Read more »

One fish, two fish…we’re counting on you

Press Release – NIWA

Kim McNamara says she can tell if someones had a bad day fishing just by looking at them. Read more »

New squid plan a step towards protection for NZ sea lions

Press Release – WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand cautiously welcomes the new southern squid fishing plan (the SQU6T Operational Plan) released by Minister for Fisheries Stuart Nash today as a first step towards protecting New Zealand sea lions. Read more »

Sealord Operating Profit up

Press Release – Sealord

Sealord Group Ltd has reported a profit from continuing operations of $21.8M for its financial year ended 30 September 2017. Read more »

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