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What more proof is needed before government acts?

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 2:16 pm | LegaSea

We’ve seen the Heron Report on failures in our fishing industry, the Achilles and Hippocamp reports paint a devastating picture of the Ministry of Primary Industries working hand in glove with industry to avoid accountability, more recently we’ve ... More >>

EDS’s Voices from the Sea is a wake-up call for industry

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 1:24 pm | LegaSea

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has written a compelling tale of the destruction being wrought on our seas and fisheries and this must be a call to arms for the government. More >>

Recreation Fishers Welcome Minister’s Actions on CRA 2

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:10 am | LegaSea

LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council welcome the decision by the Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash to reduce the allowable catch for crayfish in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty, known as the CRA 2 region. More >>

Fisheries review needs to be prioritised

Monday, 5 February 2018, 9:21 am | LegaSea

Fisheries review needs to be prioritised Crayfish stocks are in crisis and recreational fishers are calling for an independent review of the fisheries management system. More >>

LegaSea Welcomes New Portfolio to Fix Fisheries Management

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 9:34 am | LegaSea

LegaSea welcomes the creation of a new separate portfolio for Fisheries and wishes the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, good luck as he tackles what has become a highly contentious portfolio. More >>

Calls Grow For Inquiry Into Fisheries Mismanagement

Monday, 4 September 2017, 9:37 am | LegaSea

Four political parties have joined LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council’s call for an inquiry into the state of New Zealand’s fisheries management practices. More >>

Crayfish region is on life support

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 12:38 pm | LegaSea

Despite overwhelming evidence that the CRA2 fishery, off Auckland’s east coast and Bay of Plenty, is in critical condition, the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy says there’s no problem and he has no intention of doing anything about ... More >>

Environmental Warriors Battling for Our Future

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 9:58 am | LegaSea

Pirates illegally fishing in Pacific waters have been busted and fined almost a million dollars after taking more than a hundred tonnes of southern bluefin tuna. Two Chinese flagged vessels were involved in this case, which experts suspect is just a drop ... More >>

LegaSea congratulates Team New Zealand

Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 9:03 am | LegaSea

It’s with great delight that LegaSea congratulates its partner organisation, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, on the Team New Zealand win this morning in the America’s Cup. More >>

LegaSea launches FishCare at Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:44 am | LegaSea

For over 60 years the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show has been the biggest and most popular boat show in the country so it was the obvious place for LegaSea to launch its FishCare programme to the public. More >>

LegaSea renews calls for a full inquiry into MPI activity

Friday, 14 April 2017, 8:18 pm | LegaSea

When the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) failed to prosecute industrial fishing boat captains for dumping catch it blamed legal advice for the decision. More >>

Crayfish survey defies Ministry spin

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:59 am | LegaSea

A landmark survey of people who pot and dive for crayfish on the northeast coast between Pakiri and East Cape defies Ministry for Primary Industries’ assurances that the fishery is doing well. More than three quarters (78.6%) of the 822 survey ... More >>

Crayfish mismanagement needs to be urgently addressed

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 9:28 am | LegaSea

LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council have responded strongly to proposals from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) relating to the future management of three rock lobster fisheries around the coast from East Cape to Wellington and ... More >>

NZ public loses faith in the fisheries management

Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:35 pm | LegaSea

Far from having a “world leading” fisheries management system, nearly 70% of those surveyed in a new nationwide study believe an independent inquiry into the Quota Management System (QMS) is warranted. Only 5% felt it was not. More >>

LegaSea calls for a Commission of Inquiry into fisheries

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 9:28 am | LegaSea

Leaked documents show the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has been aware of widespread fish dumping for years yet not acted to prosecute the offending commercial fishers. These papers highlight deeply rooted problems with the management of fisheries. ... More >>

MPI needs to be overhauled following damning report

Friday, 16 September 2016, 1:53 pm | LegaSea

The Heron Report into why the Ministry for Primary Industries did not prosecute fish dumping paints a picture of an incompetence. More >>

More evidence that MPI doesn’t prosecute fish dumping

Friday, 26 August 2016, 2:09 pm | LegaSea

An Official Information Act request by Radio New Zealand has revealed that less than one per cent of all fisheries prosecutions are related to fish dumping. More >>

LegaSea welcomes Minister’s decision

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 10:27 am | LegaSea

Nathan Guy’s decision to partially close Southern Scallops to all fishing for a season is a good decision to protect the highly prized scallop fishery at the top of the South Island. Recreational group LegaSea supports a complete ban of scallop ... More >>

LegaSea calls for Commission of Inquiry

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:38 am | LegaSea

The Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Martyn Dunne has announced the appointment of a Queen’s Counsel to conduct an inquiry following revelations that his officials in MPI, decided not to prosecute industrial fishers ... More >>

LegaSea calls for Commission of Inquiry

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 4:21 pm | LegaSea

The Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Martyn Dunne has announced the appointment of a Queen’s Counsel to conduct an inquiry following revelations that his officials in MPI, decided not to prosecute industrial fishers ... More >>

 

 

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