Victory and Defeat at the IWC

Press Release – Liz Slooten

New Zealands delegation at the International Whaling Commission has been working hard this week, to stop whaling. The NZ-led resolution on scientific whaling won, with 35 countries voting for, 20 against and 5 abstentions. Read more »

Whaling decision, artificial sweetener debate, squids

Column – Science Media Centre

Whaling decision; Science Radar; Artifical debate; Disasters; Quoted; Election Q&A; Friday video; Policy news; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Sci-tech events Read more »

NZ Whaling resolution passes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the International Whaling Commissions passing of a New Zealand resolution enshrining the International Court of Justices decision on Japanese whaling. Read more »

Freshwater anglers’ body warns of ‘sacrifice’ of waterways

Press Release – NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA) Vote for Fresh, Not Foul Water campaign is encouraging all anglers to take their passion for freshwater fishing to the ballot box. Read more »

Maritime New Zealand media release: Operation Moana

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand media release: Operation Moana A joint operation by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the New Zealand Defence Force has seen 16 fishing vessels operating off the west coast of the South Island boarded and inspected to ensure they are meeting … Read more »

NZ Hake, Ling Join Top 8% of World’s Sustainable Fisheries

Press Release – Deepwater Group

Hake and ling from New Zealand are now among the top 8% of global sustainable fish species after being recognised by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Read more »

Fish & Game all set to survey hundreds of anglers

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Can we see your fish please? Fish & Game all set to survey hundreds of anglers Read more »

Fisheries policy analysis produces surprising results

Press Release – LegaSea

Nine political party policies were analysed to determine which party had the most public friendly fisheries policy and the results surprised LegaSea, an apolitical fisheries lobby group. For the first time, recreational fishers have been offered … Read more »

Vote for healthy seas and dolphins

Press Release – Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) , NABU International and Mauis and Hectors Dolphin Defenders. Read more »

Live Lobsters Fly to Export Success

Press Release – New Zealand Airports Association

An increasing volume of valuable export earnings are being generated by the Fiordland Lobster Company (FLC), following its successful pioneering of the live lobster export industry over the past 25 years. Read more »

Boost for magic mussel carpets

Press Release – Revive Our Gulf

Boost for magic mussel carpets Read more »

Response to Fisheries announcement

Press Release – Ngatiwai Trust Board

Ngtiwai Trust Board chairman Haydn Edmonds says the government must answer questions on its proposal to create a recreational fishing park in the Hauraki Gulf if it is re-elected. Read more »

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 »

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