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Tuesday 26 October 2021

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Pāua fishery to reopen after earthquake closure 6th October 2021 /

Pāua fishery to reopen after earthquake closure

Kaikōura’s pāua fishery, which has been closed since the November 2016 earthquakes disrupted local seabeds, is to reopen.


NZ rock oyster industry revival being scoped 30th September 2021 /

NZ rock oyster industry revival being scoped

A project is under way to determine whether Aotearoa New Zealand’s long-defunct rock oyster industry can be revived.


East Coromandel scallop fishery to close for two years 9th September 2021 /

East Coromandel scallop fishery to close for two years

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.


Bonamia testing process for oysters strengthened 1st September 2021 /

Bonamia testing process for oysters strengthened

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 alert 11th August 2021 /

Paroa Bay Oysters alert

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.


Shellfish biotoxin alert for Hawke’s Bay removed 22nd July 2021 /

Shellfish biotoxin alert for Hawke’s Bay removed

The Ministry for Primary Industries has removed the public health warning against collecting shellfish from the Hawke Bay.


Serial offender to face charges over pāua poaching 22nd June 2021 /

Serial offender to face charges over pāua poaching

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.


Hawke’s Bay shellfish warning 18th June 2021 /

Hawke’s Bay shellfish warning

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.


MPI to present oyster parasite test results 9th June 2021 /

MPI to present oyster parasite test results

The Ministry for Primary Industries will present the results of its oyster testing for the Bonamia ostreae parasite in the Foveaux Strait.


Views sought on reopening region to pāua fishing 20th May 2021

Views sought on reopening region to pāua fishing

The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on a proposal to reopen the Kaikōura Marine Area to pāua fishing later this year.


Bluffies firmly on the menu for sold-out annual oyster festival 19th May 2021

Bluffies firmly on the menu for sold-out annual oyster festival

As seafood lovers head to sold-out Bluff Oyster and Food Festival, MPI widens testing for parasite found in the region.


Year-round shellfish ban begins at Auckland 4th May 2021

Year-round shellfish ban begins at Auckland

The gathering shellfish is no longer permitted at east Auckland’s Cockle Bay/Tuwakamana beach.


No scallops for popular scallop festival 21st April 2021 /

No scallops for popular scallop festival

There will be no scallops at this year’s Whitianga Scallop Festival due to a rahui on the collection of the shellfish.


Repeat pāua poachers banned from fishing for three years 7th April 2021

Repeat pāua poachers banned from fishing for three years

A Lower Hutt man and a Napier man have each received three-year fishing bans.


Iwi requests closure of Coromandel coast to scallop harvesting 24th March 2021

Iwi requests closure of Coromandel coast to scallop harvesting

Ngāti Hei Trust has asked the government to close parts of the eastern Coromandel coast for two years.


PGF invests $400k to re-open oyster farm 9th November 2020 /

PGF invests $400k to re-open oyster farm

The money will help clean up the oyster beds and rebuild the farm.