6th October 2021 Fisheries / Shellfish
Kaikōura’s pāua fishery, which has been closed since the November 2016 earthquakes disrupted local seabeds, is to reopen.
A project is under way to determine whether Aotearoa New Zealand’s long-defunct rock oyster industry can be revived.
The Ministry for Primary Industries will close the east Coromandel scallop fishery for two years following a request from the Ngāti Hei Trust, which has concerns around the sustainability of stocks.
Biosecurity New Zealand says it is strengthening its testing processes for the oyster parasite Bonamia ostreae after a review found that human error contributed to incorrectly interpreted results being reported for Foveaux Strait in March.
Paroa Bay Oysters is recalling specific batches of Paroa Bay brand Raw Fresh and other oysters due to them being suspected in causing cases of foodborne illness.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has removed the public health warning against collecting shellfish from the Hawke Bay.
A serial offender will face serious charges under the Fisheries Act after thousands of empty pāua shells were discovered at his home during a search warrant executed by MPI fishery officers.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has warned the public against collecting shellfish in Hawke’s Bay due to high toxin levels detected in shellfish samples from Pania Reef.
The Ministry for Primary Industries will present the results of its oyster testing for the Bonamia ostreae parasite in the Foveaux Strait.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on a proposal to reopen the Kaikōura Marine Area to pāua fishing later this year.
As seafood lovers head to sold-out Bluff Oyster and Food Festival, MPI widens testing for parasite found in the region.
The gathering shellfish is no longer permitted at east Auckland’s Cockle Bay/Tuwakamana beach.
There will be no scallops at this year’s Whitianga Scallop Festival due to a rahui on the collection of the shellfish.
A Lower Hutt man and a Napier man have each received three-year fishing bans.
Ngāti Hei Trust has asked the government to close parts of the eastern Coromandel coast for two years.
The money will help clean up the oyster beds and rebuild the farm.