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New information on important fishery

Friday, 28 August 2015, 4:44 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new study into under-size snapper caught in the Snapper 1 area shows encouraging results, but there is more work to be done. More >>

Deadly rattle detected in Cuban maracas

Monday, 24 August 2015, 5:29 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity staff detected a deadly rattle in a set of souvenir maracas carried by two air passengers arriving in New Zealand from Cuba. More >>

Deadly rattle detected in Cuban maracas

Monday, 24 August 2015, 11:00 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity staff detected a deadly rattle in a set of souvenir maracas carried by two air passengers arriving in New Zealand from Cuba. More >>

Home detention for banned fisher

Friday, 21 August 2015, 4:32 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fishing while banned earned a Kaikohe man six months home detention in Kaikohe District Court yesterday (20 August). More >>

$8,000 fines and vehicles lost for massive cockle haul

Friday, 21 August 2015, 9:43 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Three hours spent gathering 10,548 cockles earned the gatherers a total of $8,000 in fines and the loss of two vehicles, in Christchurch District Court yesterday (20 August). More >>

Kaikoura set-netters catch a fine

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 2:08 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Two Kaikoura set-net fishermen were fined In Blenheim District Court (5 August) for breaching sustainability measures that ensure that fish stocks are used efficiently. More >>

Flower importer fined for biosecurity breach

Friday, 14 August 2015, 11:40 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Mangere-based flower importer was fined $10,000 in Manukau District Court in July on Biosecurity Act charges. More >>

Heading to Eden Park? Think about the fruit fly

Friday, 14 August 2015, 11:38 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) asks rugby fans heading to tomorrow night’s Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park to remain vigilant about the Queensland fruit fly. MPI has been working since February to eradicate a small population of the damaging ... More >>

Air passengers to face new biosecurity controls

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 10:37 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New biosecurity measures will be introduced by the Ministry for Primary Industries to make it tougher for air passengers to bring goods into New Zealand that could carry pests or diseases. The measures are the result of new biosecurity funding from ... More >>

Joint MPI and NZDF patrols protect South Pacific fish stocks

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 9:07 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) have just completed almost five weeks of fisheries patrols in the high seas of the South Pacific. More >>

Makeover for OVERSEER®

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 10:43 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Makeover for OVERSEER® The owners of OVERSEER® are establishing a new not-for-profit company to manage, develop and license OVERSEER. OVERSEER is jointly owned by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand ... More >>

Big fine for biosecurity breach

Monday, 3 August 2015, 1:10 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Christchurch business specialising in the biosecurity clearance of sea containers has been fined $16,750 in the Christchurch District Court last week (29 July) for a breach of the Biosecurity Act. More >>

Fish dumping incident investigated

Monday, 3 August 2015, 12:59 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is investigating a potential fish-dumping incident off the coast of Northland on Friday (31 July). More >>

Bird nest delicacy earns $15,000 fine

Monday, 3 August 2015, 12:30 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A North Shore man was fined $15,000 in Manukau District Court last week (30 July) for trying to illegally import a Chinese delicacy that threatens New Zealand’s poultry industry and native birds. More >>

Fish dumping incident investigated

Monday, 3 August 2015, 11:12 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fish dumping incident investigated The Ministry for Primary Industries is investigating a potential fish-dumping incident off the coast of Northland on Friday (31 July). MPI Compliance Director Dean Baigent says two separate fishermen alerted staff in ... More >>

Large illegal haul foiled on Lake Ellesmere

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:18 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Canterbury fishery officers received a call from a disgruntled member of the public in late July that a man was taking way too many fish from Lake Ellesmere. More >>

Farmer fined for cow deaths

Monday, 20 July 2015, 12:18 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A South Waikato dairy farmer was sentenced in Rotorua District Court for neglect and ill-treatment of cows that became malnourished or starved to death in his care. More >>

MPI releases landfarming guidance

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 10:04 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI releases landfarming guidance The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today released guidelines for food producers and processors about how to ensure food safety and animal welfare after spreading rocks and minerals from drilling oil and ... More >>

Swamp Kauri rules strengthened

Monday, 13 July 2015, 12:52 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

13 July 2015 The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is making changes to swamp kauri rules which will improve transparency, clarity and oversight of the law. The Ministry’s director spatial, forestry and land management, Aoife Martin, says there ... More >>

Ute seized in fisheries bust

Friday, 10 July 2015, 5:00 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Three men had their utility vehicle seized by the Ministry for Primary Industries this morning (10 July) after being caught with 1500 shellfish at a beach in Blockhouse Bay, West Auckland. More >>

 

 

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