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Wednesday 06 July 2022

Fishing

Pegasus Fishing breach leads to watch keeping fund 27th June 2022

Pegasus Fishing breach leads to watch keeping fund

The $175,000 undertaking will fund watch keeping training at the Westport Deep Sea Fishing School and online through Guard Safety.


Govt lauds WTO deal on overfishing 20th June 2022 /

Govt lauds WTO deal on overfishing

An agreement aiming to reduce overfishing has been passed by the World Trade Organization after 164 countries spent five days negotiating deals.


Seafood NZ questions tech, costs, privacy in fishing vessel camera rollout 27th May 2022 /

Seafood NZ questions tech, costs, privacy in fishing vessel camera rollout

Seafood New Zealand says it is still seeking answers from the government to “the most important questions” around the technology and costs involved in the roll-out of cameras on commercial inshore fishing vessels.


Sealord moots Seamount Count proposal for policy 27th May 2022 /

Sealord moots Seamount Count proposal for policy

Sealord wants its ‘Seamounts Count’ proposal to protect seamount marine life to become a twin policy of New Zealand’s world-leading 35-year-old Fish Quota Management System.


Rollout of cameras on fishing vessels to begin 26th May 2022 /

Rollout of cameras on fishing vessels to begin

A staged nationwide rollout of cameras on commercial fishing vessels is set to begin, with vessels posing the greatest risk to at-risk protected species, such as Hector’s and Māui dolphins and hoiho, to be first.


Feedback sought on further Coromandel fishing closure 23rd May 2022 /

Feedback sought on further Coromandel fishing closure

Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust, on behalf of Ngāti Tamaterā, has requested a further temporary closure to the harvest of pipi, cockles, mussels and oysters, from Te Mata and Waipatukahu, west Coromandel.


Fishers caught with 45 times daily snapper limit face prosecution 17th May 2022 /

Fishers caught with 45 times daily snapper limit face prosecution

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Feedback sought on Fisheries Amendment Bill 9th May 2022 /

Feedback sought on Fisheries Amendment Bill

Parliament’s Primary Production Committee is calling for submissions on the Fisheries Amendment Bill.


Sealord conservation proposal for fishing seamounts 22nd April 2022 /

Sealord conservation proposal for fishing seamounts

Nelson-based fishing company Sealord is proposing that 89% of known seamounts in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone be placed into conservation.


Fishing scam leads to $1m in fines for seafood company owner 5th October 2021 /

Fishing scam leads to $1m in fines for seafood company owner

The commercial scam was responsible for almost $1m worth of black market pāua and crayfish from the Chatham Islands.


New catch limits for 15 fish stocks 24th September 2021 /

New catch limits for 15 fish stocks

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Greenpeace targets Talley’s ship in bottom trawling protest 13th August 2021 /

Greenpeace targets Talley’s ship in bottom trawling protest

A Talley’s ship, the Amaltal Explorer, was confronted by Greenpeace activists protesting against bottom trawling as it headed out of port in Dunedin yesterday.


New regs on stream for whitebait season 9th August 2021

New regs on stream for whitebait season

The 2021 whitebaiting season is about to kick off with new regulations rolling out over three whitebaiting seasons following two years of public engagement.


Industry, environmental groups at loggerheads over bottom trawling 5th August 2021

Industry, environmental groups at loggerheads over bottom trawling

The seafood industry has criticised environmental groups for calling on bottom trawling to be banned.


Trawl fishing limited, scallop dredging frozen in new Hauraki Gulf proposals 22nd June 2021

Trawl fishing limited, scallop dredging frozen in new Hauraki Gulf proposals

Fisheries management is one of eight areas of focus in the new strategy released on Tuesday morning.


Bycatch reduction, fishing vessel cameras will help protect albatross – govt 22nd June 2021

Bycatch reduction, fishing vessel cameras will help protect albatross – govt

The government says reducing bycatch and the rollout of cameras on to shopping vessels will arrest a decline in the Antipodean albatross population, which is falling by 5% per year.


Govt invests $68m for fishing cameras, requires all catch brought to shore 18th June 2021

Govt invests $68m for fishing cameras, requires all catch brought to shore

The government has committed $68m to fit up to 300 inshore commercial fishing vessels with on-board cameras by 2024 and will also require all catch to return to shore.


Govt’s 2019 tarakihi decision wrong – High Court 17th June 2021 /

Govt’s 2019 tarakihi decision wrong – High Court

Forest & Bird has won a High Court legal decision confirming tarakihi catch limit decisions must put sustainability before the commercial interests of the fishing industry.


Large birds, large features lead to higher risk of fishing vessel bycatch 12th May 2021

Large birds, large features lead to higher risk of fishing vessel bycatch

Seabirds with a larger wingspan and bills or which have larger eyes and nostrils are more likely to end up as bycatch from the fishing industry, a new study has found.


NZ fisheries group hits back at “Netflix misinformation” 6th May 2021

NZ fisheries group hits back at “Netflix misinformation”

The report pushing the sustainability of the nation’s deepwater fishing industry follows a Netflix documentary on the impact of commercial fishing.


Nelson prepares ‘Blessing of the Fishing Fleet’ 6th May 2021

Nelson prepares ‘Blessing of the Fishing Fleet’

Now in its 20th year, the event will take place on Saturday 15 May at noon.


Fisheries NZ sets new catch limits, restricts shellfish harvesting 29th March 2021 /

Fisheries NZ sets new catch limits, restricts shellfish harvesting

New catch limits have been introduced for 14 fish stocks.


Fisherman fined $13k for not protecting seabirds 29th March 2021 /

Fisherman fined $13k for not protecting seabirds

A former master of a Hawke’s Bay fishing vessel has been fined for not deploying seabird protection equipment.


We shouldn’t be fined for skipper’s error – Amaltal 12th March 2021 /

We shouldn’t be fined for skipper’s error – Amaltal

Talley’s deep-water fishing division says it should not be fined for an error made by one of its staff.


Talley’s Amaltal fined $27k for marine reserve fishing 11th March 2021 /

Talley’s Amaltal fined $27k for marine reserve fishing

Talley’s deep-water fishing division has been fined for illegal bottom trawling in a marine reserve.


Fishing firm reports endangered bird catch 10th March 2021 /

Fishing firm reports endangered bird catch

A small family fishing company has self-reported the capture of 18 endangered black petrels and two flesh-footed shearwaters.


Proposal to close pāua fishing at Akaroa 9th March 2021 /

Proposal to close pāua fishing at Akaroa

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking public feedback on a proposal to close an area to pāua fishing at Akaroa.


Greens push to stop “dirty” bottom trawling 8th March 2021 /

Greens push to stop “dirty” bottom trawling

The Green Party is calling on the Government to urgently stop “dirty, degrading fishing practices” in areas most vulnerable to destruction.


Trout and salmon 2020 season opens 1st October 2020

Trout and salmon 2020 season opens

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