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Getting digital monitoring right

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 12:21 pm | Deepwater Group

Deepwater Group, which represent commercial fishermen in New Zealand’s deep-water fisheries, support the Labour Government’s decision to slow down the implementation of IEMRS (Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System) to ensure the new ... More >>

Another orange roughy success story

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:26 am | Deepwater Group

An orange roughy fishery south of Stewart Island has been given the green light to reopen after 19 years. More >>

Deepwater Group welcomes NZ Sea Lion Threat Management Plan

Monday, 3 July 2017, 7:04 pm | Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group, which represents New Zealand’s deepwater fishing sector, welcomes the New Zealand Sea Lion Threat Management Plan released today by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Seafood industry welcomes funding for endangered sea lions

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 4:56 pm | Deepwater Group

The announcement today that the Government will contribute $2.8 million over four years to fund further research into the mortality of sea lions has been welcomed by the seafood industry. More >>

International fisheries scientists meet in Nelson

Monday, 3 April 2017, 10:16 am | Deepwater Group

Scientists from more than 20 countries are meeting in Nelson this week for an international conference to discuss the latest advances in fisheries technology. More >>

Seafood industry funds conservation expedition

Friday, 31 March 2017, 12:43 pm | Deepwater Group

A science expedition led by scientist Paul Sagar is setting off to the Snares Islands for an annual survey of Southern Buller’s albatross, and while there also collecting faeces from the skua seabird for the Department of Conservation (DOC). More >>

Sustainable New Zealand Seafood Promoted

Friday, 31 March 2017, 9:28 am | Deepwater Group

Australians are being told to choose New Zealand seafood on Sustainable Seafood Day, which will be celebrated on 31 March throughout Australia. This is because over 50% of New Zealand’s wild catch is now certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship ... More >>

Sea lion pup increase great news

Monday, 27 February 2017, 11:30 am | Deepwater Group

The Department of Conservation’s annual survey results that show sea lion pup numbers on the Auckland Islands have increased this year by 14 percent have been welcomed by the seafood industry. More >>

Call for More Ocean Protection Sees NZ Lead by Example

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 5:22 pm | Deepwater Group

A global commitment to manage the ocean more effectively has the full support of the New Zealand seafood industry. More >>

NZ Hake, Ling Join Top 8% of World’s Sustainable Fisheries

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:57 am | Deepwater Group

Hake and ling from New Zealand are now among the top 8% of global sustainable fish species after being recognised by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). More >>

Deepwater Group Supports Changes to Catch Limits

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 9:32 am | Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group says the increase in the Total Allowable Commercial Catch for hoki shows the benefits of a long term commitment to build biomass in this major New Zealand fishery. More >>

Toothfish Ordered by Tim Groser Was Certified Sustainable

Monday, 11 August 2014, 5:37 pm | Deepwater Group

Facts on the toothfish ordered by Trade Minister Tim Groser in Singapore are now clear. This fish was not ‘protected’, nor was it sourced from Antarctica as previous media stories have incorrectly asserted. This toothfish was sourced from the Heard ... More >>

Seafood Industry Remains Concerned on Chatham Rise

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 4:27 pm | Deepwater Group

The seafood industry today welcomed new developments with Chatham Rock Phosphate’s (CRP) application to mine the Chatham Rise area, a key fishing ground for New Zealand. More >>

EPA Questions For Chatham Rise Phospate Mining Raise Alarm

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 5:20 pm | Deepwater Group

Alarm bells should be ringing in light of the hard questions asked by Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) of Chatham Rock Phosphate’s miningapplication. More >>

Deepwater Confident of Meeting Ling Fisheries Conditions

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 4:32 pm | Deepwater Group

The main New Zealand ling fisheries have been assessed as meeting the high sustainability standards set by the international Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Ten ling fisheries have been assessed and these are part of the 29 New Zealand fisheries that are either ... More >>

Seafood Industry Strongly Opposed to CRP Mining Application

Friday, 11 July 2014, 11:59 am | Deepwater Group

The seafood industry strongly opposes Chatham Rock Phosphate’s application to mine the Chatham Rise, saying it will have “significant and irreversible adverse effects on the marine environment.” In its submission to the Environmental Protection ... More >>

$16m export fish gets top sustainability marks

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 1:01 pm | Deepwater Group

New Zealand hake, a small but growing white fish export to Spain, China and Japan, has received a glowing report in an independent assessment, taking it one step closer to achieving certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The MSC holds ... More >>

Orange Roughy Enters Marine Stewardship Council Assessment

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 4:40 pm | Deepwater Group

Prime deepwater species, orange roughy, are one step closer to gaining independent international sustainability endorsement. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced today that New Zealand’s key orange roughy fisheries will enter into full assessment ... More >>

Call to for seabed ‘legal anomalies’ to be resolved

Monday, 19 May 2014, 3:57 pm | Deepwater Group

The seafood industry wants the Environmental Protection Authority to defer any consideration on Chatham Rock Phosphate’s application to mine the Chatham Rise, until the legal anomalies of New Zealand’s Benthic Protected Areas are resolved. Chatham Rock Phosphate ... More >>

Southern Blue Whiting Fish Stocks In Good Health

Friday, 21 March 2014, 11:15 am | Deepwater Group

Southern Blue Whiting Fish Stocks In Good Health The Deepwater Group today welcomed the Minister for Primary Industries’ decision to raise the catch limit in the main southern blue whiting fishery near Campbell Island from 30,000 tonnes to 40,0000 ... More >>



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