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Paua industry welcomes extension of Kaikoura closures
Paua industry welcomes extension of Kaikoura closures
The New Zealand paua industry has welcomed today’s announcement that the shell fishery closure at Kaikoura and eastern Malborough is to be extended beyond [...]
Albacore tuna gets second sustainability tick
Albacore tuna gets second sustainability tick
New Zealand¹s albacore tuna troll fishery has been re-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainably managed. The certification is [...]
Deepwater Group welcomes Kermadec research
Deepwater Group welcomes Kermadec research
The discoveries of new species made by NIWA on a 20-day scientific voyage to the remote Kermadec region have been welcomed by deep sea fishers, who [...]
Tender opens for Firth of Thames fish farming space
Tender opens for Firth of Thames fish farming space
A potentially major new economic opportunity for the Waikato region is gaining momentum with the regional council calling for tenders to occupy up to 240 [...]
Mayor urges public to have their say on salmon farm location
Mayor urges public to have their say on salmon farm location
Marlborough Mayor urges public to have their say on salmon farm relocation Marlborough Mayor John Leggett says the time has come to face up to the need to [...]
New Zealand fishery named in global top five
New Zealand fishery named in global top five
New Zealand has been rated among the world’s top five best managed fisheries. In the survey of 28 countries, which included the 20 countries that landed [...]
Scientists are heading to the Auckland Islands on Wednesday to complete an annual census of the white-capped albatross.
Scientists are heading to the Auckland Islands on Wednesday to complete an annual census of the white-capped albatross.
The birds are endemic to New Zealand, breeding on the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands in the Southern Ocean, 465 kilometres south of Bluff. The survey by [...]
Seafood industry welcomes Government ban on microbeads
Seafood industry welcomes Government ban on microbeads
Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the announcement that the Government will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products, citing their [...]
New Zealand orange roughy fishery certified as sustainable
New Zealand orange roughy fishery certified as sustainable
Around 60% of the total catch of New Zealand’s orange roughy has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainable fishing practices [...]
ASC welcomes the first certified farm in New Zealand
ASC welcomes the first certified farm in New Zealand
Moana New Zealand Blue Abalone has become the first farm to receive ASC certification for responsible aquaculture in New Zealand. The land-based abalone [...]
Forest and Bird’s fish list not credible
Forest and Bird’s fish list not credible
Forest & Bird’s so-called fish guide is doing consumers a disservice, the seafood sector said. It is not science-based, it is ideologically driven, and [...]
New Zealand – Fisheries ban welcomed by industry
New Zealand – Fisheries ban welcomed by industry
After industry spent a week holding its breath on the earthquake damage to the Kaikoura fisheries, MPI’s harvesting ban and $2 million science package [...]
Southland Conservation Board against aquaculture in coastal wilderness areas
Southland Conservation Board against aquaculture in coastal wilderness areas
The Southland Conservation Board has taken a stance against aquaculture in remote Southland areas saying it would impact on coastal wilderness values [...]
Paua industry supports MPI ban
Paua industry supports MPI ban
Paua organisations fully support the three-month harvesting ban announced by the Ministry for Primary Industries. Seven days ago a serious earthquake [...]
Seafood New Zealand welcomes improvements to the management of our fisheries
Seafood New Zealand welcomes improvements to the management of our fisheries
Seafood New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to review and refine fisheries management in New Zealand. The Government proposes three strategic and two [...]