Environment Court decision a ‘big win’

Press Release – Long Bay Okura Great Park Society

Todays Environment Court decision to stop high density housing on land next to one of Aucklands few marine reserves is a big win for the people of New Zealand say local community group, the Long Bay Okura Great Park Society, but the marine … Read more »

UC Scientists Use Haybales to Protect Whitebait Spawning

Press Release – University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers have been successfully locating, protecting and studying whitebait spawning sites in Christchurch city rivers with help from the humble haybale. Doctoral researcher Shane Orchard, along with University of Canterbury … Read more »

Salvinia eradication underway at Papamoa

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Today, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) started work to eradicate salvinia, one of the worlds worst aquatic weeds, from the Wairakei Stream at Papamoa. Salvinia is an unwanted organism and notifiable organism under the Biosecurity Act, meaning … Read more »

NZ King Salmon expects earnings at upper end of guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

June 6 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand King Salmon says full-year earnings are likely to be “at the upper end or slightly above” guidance, although a hot summer has curbed expectations for volumes available for sale in both 2018 and 2019. Read more »

Stream bank management critical

Opinion – Waikato Regional Council

Last year, a survey was conducted on soil stability and disturbance for the Waikato region using aerial photography taken in 2012. Read more »

Sealord confident in their sustainable management

Press Release – Sealord

Recent media reports have cast doubt over Sealord practices back in 2012 in relation to reporting of catch. Sealord can reassure the public that at no time, either back in 2012 or in the present, has Sealord engaged in deliberately under-reporting catch. Read more »

Protected species mitigation plan moves on

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

A fleet-wide programme to mitigate the risk to protected species will be rolled out to New Zealands inshore fishing fleet in the next two years. Read more »

Greenpeace calls “balderdash” on MPI claims

Press Release – Greenpeace

Thursday, May 31: Greenpeace is calling for MPI to immediately release any documentation addressing the serious issues found during two extensive investigations into New Zealands fisheries, the reports of which they then buried. Read more »

Video shows reality of Hector’s and Māui dolphin bycatch

Press Release – NABU International – Foundation for Nature

Video : This video clip originates from a camera trial on six set net fishing vessels trips in the southern inshore fishery in 2012 that were published by MPI last year on https://youtu.be/XkgXJ0AT60k Video footage of two fishermen pulling a dead Hectors … Read more »

Nearly 3000 tonnes of fish dumped in ‘eco’ fisheries

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Revelations from the latest leaked MPI report show yet another eco-certified fishery appears to have kept its sustainable certification by hiding widespread fish-dumping and misleading customers. Read more »

Another leaked MPI report reveals scale of underreporting

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is renewing its call for a full and independent inquiry into New Zealands Fisheries Management System after releasing yet another leaked internal Government report , this time showing industrial scale under-reporting of fish in the southern … Read more »

Seafood industry welcomes dump of reports

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The seafood industry welcomes the Fisheries NZ decision to release risk reports into fisheries. Seafood NZ chief executive Tim Pankhurst says the industry is concerned at the drip-feed release of leaked reports aimed at discrediting a key export and … Read more »

MPI releasing historical compliance reports

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is releasing historical reports dealing with compliance risk profiling of the Southern Blue Whiting fishery that were designed to better inform fisheries management practices and in turn raise compliance levels. … Read more »

Crowds Turn Out for Chilly Bluff Oyster & Food Festival

Press Release – Bluff Oyster Festival

It was a chilly day but the crowds still turned out for the 2018 Bluff Oyster & Food Festival in Bluff today. Read more »

International Whaling Commission on Māui dolphins

Press Release – World Wildlife Fund

International Whaling Commission calls for immediate action to protect critically-endangered Mui dolphins Today the International Whaling Commission has called on the New Zealand government to remove dangerous fishing nets from Mui dolphin habitat. The Commission … Read more »

Hoki MSC certification based on illegal fish dumping

Press Release – Forest and Bird

The fishing industry has serious questions to answer after a report from 2012 revealed alleged illegal fish dumping by hoki fishers was ignored by MPI fisheries managers, while the fishery continued to be certified internationally as sustainable. Read more »

NZDF Set to Start Maritime Patrols with Fiji

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Set to Start Maritime Patrols with Fiji Royal New Zealand Navy patrol vessel HMNZS Taupo arrived in Fiji this morning to conduct combined maritime patrols with the Republic of Fiji Navy over the next three months. Read more »

Leaked commercial fishing industry report

Press Release – Sea Shepherd NZ

Given the recent leaked report regarding IUU (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated) practices in the commercial fishing industry Sea Shepherd is also concerned dolphin by-catch from the large trawlers on the west coast is going unreported or possibly … Read more »

What more proof is needed before government acts?

Press Release – LegaSea

Weve seen the Heron Report on failures in our fishing industry, the Achilles and Hippocamp reports paint a devastating picture of the Ministry of Primary Industries working hand in glove with industry to avoid accountability, more recently weve … Read more »

Independent inquiry needed after leaked fishing report

Press Release – Greenpeace

Thursday, May 24: Greenpeace is calling for a full and independent inquiry into New Zealands Fisheries Management System after releasing a leaked internal Government report showing “shocking” levels of malfeasance in the hoki fishery. Read more »

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