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Waiheke Island Scallop, Mussel, Rock Lobster And Pāua Fisheries To Close For Two Years

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Waiheke Island scallop, mussel, rock lobster and pua fisheries will close for a period of two years from 1 December. The decision by the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, David Parker follows a request from Ngti Poa. The temporary closure … Read more »

Nominations Sought For New Hauraki Gulf Fisheries Plan Advisory Group

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking nominations for members of a new advisory group to support implementation of Aotearoas first area specific fisheries plan the Hauraki Gulf Fisheries Plan . Director of fisheries management Emma Taylor says … Read more »

NZDF Ship, Aircraft Help Ensure Pacific Fishing Rules Are Followed

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Navys HMNZS Wellington and a Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion aircraft have identified several vessels of interest during a maritime resource border protection operation currently underway in the Pacific. The patrols are being … Read more »

Auckland Fishery Officers Vary Tactics Protecting Resources During COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI fishery officers are using digital technology to protect our vast fishery resources during Aucklands COVID-19 restrictions. During the first lockdown in 2020, Fishery Officers were able to work as per normal, but that wasnt the case during the recent … Read more »

Genomics Tools For Sustainable Fisheries Management

Press Release – Plant And Food Research

Scientists at Plant & Food Research have assembled the first genomic resources for hoki. The work was contracted by owners of hoki quota, who wish to ensure the sustainable management of our hoki fisheries continues to be supported by the best … Read more »

Southland Company Sentenced For Repeatedly Set Netting In Marine Reserves, Dolphin Protection Zones And Shark Finning

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A Southland fishing company has been fined $18,000 and their boat skipper $6,750 for set netting in marine protected areas, along with removing fins from sharks and discarding the bodies at sea. In addition to the fines, the fishing vessel Jacob, … Read more »

Canterbury Anniversary Day – Fishery Officers Will Be Patrolling

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI Fishery Officers will be busy inspecting catches and reminding people about the recreational fishing rules around the Christchurch region this long weekend. MPI Fishery Officer Nick Chan says the inspections will target fishers on land and … Read more »

Environment Select Committee Advised That Deepwater Fisheries Are Well Managed

Press Release – Deepwater Group

Representatives of New Zealands deepwater seafood industry appeared before the Environment Select Committee today to correct misinformation previously provided to government about trawling on seamounts. Deepwater Group CEO George Clement told … Read more »

Environmental Agency Calls For Protection Of ALL Finfish Before It’s Too Late

Press Release – Mama Fish

Mama Fish, a non-profit organisation whose objective is to protect New Zealands marine life, is calling on the Government to mandate national marine fishing licenses, and also asks New Zealanders to support stronger protections for all finfish species … Read more »

Taranaki Fishery Officers Out Patrolling Popular Spots This Week

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Fishery Officers in Taranaki will be busy inspecting catch and reminding people about the recreational fishing rules this week. MPI Fisheries Compliance District Team leader, Jason Howat, says the inspections will target pua gatherers in low … Read more »

Aquaculture Industry & Digital Imaging Platform Maker Developing World-first Greenshelltm Mussel Spat Counting Method

Press Release – Techion Group

A digital imaging platform designed in Dunedin may be the boost the New Zealand GreenshellTM Mussel industry needs to achieve its goal of being a $1 Billion export earner by 2035. Research using Techions digital imaging device coupled with its … Read more »

Kaikōura Pāua Fishery To Reopen

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Kaikuras pua fishery, which has been closed since the November 2016 earthquakes disrupted local seabeds, is to reopen following a community-led rebuild. Read more »

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