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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 >>

Industry Looks Forward to Disease Action From Sea Lion Plan

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 5:35 pm | Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group has thrown its support behind the announcement of a Threat Management Plan (TMP) for the endangered New Zealand sea lions on the Auckland Islands. More >>

Deepwater Group Supports Sub-Antarctic Marine Reserves

Monday, 3 March 2014, 6:39 pm | Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group is backing the three new Marine Reserves around the Sub-Antarctic island groups of Campbell, Bounty and Antipodies. More >>

80% of deepwater catch to be in global sustainability scheme

Saturday, 1 March 2014, 10:48 am | Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group is to progress three oreo and two squid fisheries towards international Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification. More >>

Disease is killing 600 sea lion pups at AK Islands

Monday, 24 February 2014, 11:28 am | Deepwater Group

The disease Klebsiella pneumoniae is killing Auckland Island sea lions in unsustainable numbers. The Deepwater Group, which represents the squid fishing fleet off the Auckland Islands, has written to Conservation Minister Nick Smith on the eve of his departure ... More >>

NZ's global reputation for protecting oceans at risk

Friday, 8 November 2013, 9:29 am | Deepwater Group

New Zealand’s underwater ‘national parks’, known as Benthic Protection Areas (BPAs), have been recognised internationally as Marine Protected Areas. The seafood industry is concerned that a proposal to mine the central Chatham Rise will put this ... More >>

Audit Supports Industry Actions to Protect Sea Lions

Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 4:16 pm | Deepwater Group

Measures adopted by the seafood industry to reduce sea lion captures in the southern blue whiting fishery have been supported in an independent review by global experts in sustainability. More >>

Deepwater Fish Stocks in Healthy State

Friday, 27 September 2013, 10:08 am | Deepwater Group

Reduced hoki catch limits over the past few years have paid off for New Zealand’s second most valuable fishery. More >>

Moratorium on deep sea phosphate mining?

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 11:11 am | Deepwater Group

The Namibian Government has just imposed an eighteen month moratorium on a deep sea phosphate mining proposal identical to Chatham Rock Phosphate’s plan to mine off the coast of New Zealand. More >>

What have they got to hide?

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 1:26 pm | Deepwater Group

The company that wants to mine the seabed of a protected underwater ‘national park’ is refusing to share their analysis of the likely damage with the public or with the seafood industry. More >>

Industry Concerned with Sea Lion Activity in Southern Ocean

Thursday, 5 September 2013, 2:56 pm | Deepwater Group

The southern blue whiting fishing fleet is making every effort to avoid sea lion captures in the Southern Ocean, after unprecedented numbers of sea lions have arrived in the remote fishery this season to forage around trawl nets. More >>

 

 

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