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Recreational fishing survey

Thursday, 22 December 2011, 4:39 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Recreational fishing survey – coming to a boat ramp near you Over the summer, NIWA and Blue Water Marine Research staff will be interviewing recreational marine fishers returning to commonly used boat ramps to collect recreational catch information. ... More >>

Forensic first in fish investigation – big fine imposed

Tuesday, 8 November 2011, 3:36 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

In a New Zealand first, the Ministry of Fisheries reported today that forensic paint sampling had been used to identify the location of a vessel where fish was illegally dumped. More >>

Honorary Fishery Officers rescue drowning boy

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 9:57 am | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries reported today that during the long weekend two Honorary Fishery Officers (HFOs) helped a nine-year-old Auckland boy who was drowning. More >>

summer education programme launched

Saturday, 15 October 2011, 10:44 am | Ministry of Fisheries

15 October 2011 Award-winning mobile fishing technology, summer education programme launched Launching the new public summer awareness campaign, “4 Million Guardians”, MAF Director General Wayne McNee tonight took the opportunity to congratulate the ... More >>

Submissions for Inquiry into Foreign Charter Fishing Ships

Friday, 14 October 2011, 4:19 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Media release from the Ministerial Panel inquiring into Foreign Charter Vessels for immediate release 14 October 2011 Submissions received by Inquiry into Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels The Ministerial Panel inquiring into Foreign Charter Vessels fishing ... More >>

Dolphin management measures announced

Friday, 14 October 2011, 1:59 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today announced the decision of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Phil Heatley to allow amateur fishers to use set nets in a defined area at the top of the east coast of the South Island (ECSI). More >>

Oyang 75 leaves Port Lyttelton

Thursday, 13 October 2011, 4:55 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries reported today that the commercial fishing vessel Oyang 75 had sailed from Port Lyttelton. The vessel had been in port since 7 July 2011. Andrew Coleman, Deputy Director General Compliance and Response, said while the Oyang ... More >>

Waikato-Tainui take on joint fishery management

Thursday, 15 September 2011, 2:34 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

A new era in fisheries management starts on 22 September when regulations providing for joint government and iwi management of fishstocks in the lower Waikato River come into effect. The regulations enact the fisheries agreements of the Waikato-Tainui ... More >>

Fishers called on to follow the rules during RWC celebration

Friday, 9 September 2011, 4:01 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Media statement from the Ministry of Fisheries for immediate release 9 September 2011 Fishers called on to follow the rules during RWC celebrations The Ministry of Fisheries today called on recreational fishers to adhere to the fishing rules when ... More >>

Submissions Invited on Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels

Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 3:41 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

All interested parties are invited to lodge written submissions with the Ministerial Panel inquiring into Foreign Charter Vessels fishing in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone. More >>

West Coast mataitai reserves announced

Friday, 26 August 2011, 3:26 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today announced the approval of four mataitai reserves in areas along the West Coast of the South Island. The four reserves are located at Mussel Point, Ship Creek (Tauperikaka Point), Bruce Bay and Hunts Beach, totalling ... More >>

Paua poaching prison sentence upheld

Thursday, 25 August 2011, 12:16 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries reported today that the Court of Appeal had upheld a sentence of nine months’ imprisonment imposed on a Taranaki paua poacher by the District Court. More >>

Thieves get custodial sentences for big paua haul

Wednesday, 22 June 2011, 4:30 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

A group of Wellington paua thieves has failed to heed the lessons from Operation PAID, the recently completed long running paua poaching operation where more than 50 offenders were convicted and given heavy sentences. More >>

Putting PAID to paua poaching

Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 2:00 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today announced the culmination of one of the longest and most comprehensive paua poaching operations in New Zealand’s history. Operation PAID, standing for Paua and Illegal Divers, a two-year operation in Wellington and ... More >>

Dolphin management measures announced

Friday, 18 March 2011, 4:02 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today announced decisions flowing from a review of the closure of two areas to set net fishing. The review covered restrictions on fishing designed to manage the threats posed to the West Coast North Island (WCNI) Maui’s ... More >>

Record Sentences in Serious Fish Misreporting Case

Monday, 14 March 2011, 5:19 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today witnessed the conclusion in the District Court at Wellington of a lengthy operation involving extensive illegal commercial fishing. More >>

Two Men Jailed for Marine Reserve Offences

Wednesday, 9 March 2011, 4:35 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Two Gisborne men have received prison sentences for illegally taking crayfish, kina and paua from an East Coast marine reserve. Bec Eden Gray , 36, received an eight week prison term yesterday in the Gisborne District court for taking protected marine ... More >>

A busy fishing summer with extremes of behaviour

Wednesday, 9 March 2011, 4:31 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Capitalising on good weather and fishing conditions, recreational fishers everywhere have been enjoying a bumper season. The Ministry of Fisheries reports generally good behaviour from the majority of fishers, who are aware of, understand and follow the ... More >>

Northland paua poaching sting nabs 27 offenders

Tuesday, 22 February 2011, 4:29 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Fishery Officers are continuing to patrol Northland beaches actively pursuing those who flout the fisheries laws. More >>

Police checkpoint uncovers large paua haul

Friday, 11 February 2011, 3:03 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today reported a Hutt Valley police drink/drive checkpoint revealing more than is usually the case. At about 11 pm on Thursday 10 February, an SUV vehicle with four males inside returning from the Wairarapa was stopped at ... More >>

 

 

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