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Another large paua seizure in Wairarapa

Monday, 7 February 2011, 4:43 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Fishery Officers and Police yesterday seized 708 paua and a motor vehicle in Wairarapa after they had stopped the vehicle and found the paua in the boot. Earlier in the day, the officers had observed a group of people gathering paua among the rocks at ... More >>

Commercial fishing vessel seized at Napier

Friday, 4 February 2011, 3:11 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries reported today that earlier this week it had seized a 30-metre stern trawler at the Port of Napier together with its 30-tonne catch. Fishery Officers boarded the vessel on its arrival in port on Tuesday afternoon and later that day ... More >>

Ministry of Fisheries congratulates Honorary Fishery Officer

Sunday, 2 January 2011, 12:50 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Ministry of Fisheries congratulates Honorary Fishery Officer on New Year’s honour Ministry of Fisheries Acting Chief Executive Andrew Coleman has today congratulated Honorary Fishery Officer Murray Daniels from Motunau, North Canterbury who has received ... More >>

Northland fishery patrols net paua pillagers

Thursday, 23 December 2010, 11:22 am | Ministry of Fisheries

Northland’s Fishery Officers have been mounting a concerted effort to curb paua offending on west coast beaches as Christmas approaches. In three days of patrols focusing on the coastline between Kawerua and Waimamaku in the Hokianga: 11 people ... More >>

Fishery Officers rammed in serious incident

Friday, 17 December 2010, 3:20 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today reported an incident on the afternoon of 16 December in Tokomaru Bay off the North Island’s east coast, where a Ministry patrol boat was rammed by a commercial fishing vessel while retrieving illegally set crayfish ... More >>

Consultation on proposed marine farming in Coromandel

Friday, 17 December 2010, 3:17 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

An Aquaculture Ministerial Advisory Panel has been established to consult on a proposal to create a new Coromandel Marine Farming Zone. The proposal seeks to amend the Waikato Regional Coastal Plan by removing the prohibition on new aquaculture in a 300-hectare ... More >>

Tis the Season for Fish Aggregation

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 4:53 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today reported an example of what can happen during the season of what is known as “fish aggregation”, when fish move close to shore to spawn. On the morning of Tuesday 13 December the Ministry learned that a commercial ... More >>

Guilty pleas in commercial fishing cases

Friday, 10 December 2010, 7:37 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today reported guilty pleas in two significant Hawke’s Bay commercial fishing cases heard in the District Court at Napier. More >>

Foreign vessel admits fishing illegally in NZ Waters

Friday, 26 November 2010, 5:00 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Once again, fishing illegally in New Zealand waters has proved expensive for the owners of a foreign fishing vessel. The Taiwanese owners of the Vanuatu flagged tuna long-liner Fu Chun 126 have acknowledged that their vessel fished illegally in New ... More >>

Paua poaching prosecutions highlight need for vigilance

Wednesday, 24 November 2010, 3:27 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Recent paua poaching convictions in the Dargaville and Kaikohe District Courts continue to show that the Ministry of Fisheries is actively targeting those who show no regard for the future of our fisheries. More >>

Rocky landing for paua poachers

Monday, 11 October 2010, 12:20 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today announced the successful conclusion of court proceedings against nine Wellington paua poachers, most of whom were repeat offenders. More >>

New species entering fishing quota management

Thursday, 23 September 2010, 12:04 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Ministry of Fisheries Chief Executive Wayne McNee today announced catch limits and other management controls for two new species – bladder kelp and Patagonian toothfish – that will become part of New Zealand’s internationally-recognised Quota Management ... More >>

Catch limit changes for important fish species

Wednesday, 22 September 2010, 2:50 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Ministry of Fisheries Chief Executive Wayne McNee has today announced changes to commercial fishing catch limits for two of New Zealand’s most important export fish species – hoki and orange roughy. These changes come from sustainability decisions ... More >>

Changes to fishing catch limits

Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 1:32 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Ministry of Fisheries Chief Executive Wayne McNee has today announced changes to fishing catch limits in a range of fishstocks managed under the Quota Management System. These changes stem from sustainability decisions made by the Minister of ... More >>

Scallop selfishness in the Sounds

Tuesday, 7 September 2010, 4:32 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Since the opening of the recreational scallop season on 15 July, Fishery Officers have been carrying out land and sea patrols in the top of the south to make sure fishers are aware of the rules and are following them. More >>

Consultation on set net closures begins

Tuesday, 31 August 2010, 12:10 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries has today opened public consultation on options for managing the impacts on fishing from set nets on Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins in two areas where the Minister has been asked to reconsider previous decisions as a result of ... More >>

Government Aquaculture Unit Director appointed

Thursday, 26 August 2010, 2:30 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Ministry of Fisheries Chief Executive Wayne McNee has today announced the appointment of Dan Lees as the Director of the new ‘Aquaculture Unit’. More >>

Kaikoura rāhui renewed

Friday, 6 August 2010, 10:53 am | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries has agreed to extend the temporary closure of the Whakatu Quay area in Kaikoura to all fishing until 17 August 2012. This decision provides statutory support for a local traditional rāhui (closure) over the area. More >>

Porirua paua plunderer jailed

Thursday, 5 August 2010, 12:15 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Earlier this week a Porirua man was convicted and sentenced to 17 months’ prison on four charges relating to the theft of paua from the Wellington coastline over a four-month period in late 2009. More >>

Fisheries catch limit proposals based on science

Thursday, 29 July 2010, 5:16 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries is currently consulting the public on a range of proposed changes to catch limits in deepwater fisheries including orange roughy, hoki, rubyfish and others. More >>

   

 

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