20th June 2022 Opinion / Seafood NZ
The workings of government can often be opaque but important work for the industry is under way, writes the industry body.
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.
Nominations are open for the 2022 Seafood Stars Awards, designed to recognise those who have made a significant contribution to the seafood industry.
Seafood New Zealand has questioned why the government has not acted on advice that toxoplasmosis, not fishing, will likely cause the extinction of the Maui and Hector’s dolphins.
The seafood industry says tariff free access into the UK is a major bonus after the government signed a free trade agreement this week.
Fishing vessels with Covid-stricken crew making headlines have nothing to do with the New Zealand fishing industry.
Seafood NZ has welcomed the government’s inquiry into foreign workers but warns getting more Kiwis involved in the sector will be a challenge.
Seafood NZ argues that law changes to reduce recreational bag limits must be made.
The seafood industry promises constructive engagement on some of the report’s “challenging” recommendations.
A small family fishing company has self-reported the capture of 18 endangered black petrels and two flesh-footed shearwaters.
The clock is ticking on a lifeline for the seafood industry in a Covid-19 world, writes Seafood NZ CEO Dr Jeremy Helson.
Essential workers, online adaption, home deliveries – 2020 was a year like no other, says Seafood NZ CEO Dr Jeremy Helson.