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The trial of cameras in the Snapper 1 Fishery

Friday, 9 June 2017, 4:37 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries commissioned a trial of cameras on commercial trawl fishing boats operating in the Snapper 1 (SNA 1) fishery in order to test the feasibility of using cameras to achieve a range of monitoring objectives. More >>

Sentencing of black market paua & kina offenders welcomed

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 10:31 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Tauranga company that owns two local food outlets has been fined $30,000 for possessing paua from the black market. More >>

Banned vessel allowed to return after cleaning

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:53 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A biofouled vessel ordered to leave Tauranga earlier this month has been allowed to return after being cleaned outside New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Deadlines for new food safety law coming up

Monday, 20 February 2017, 11:15 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The deadline for some businesses to register under the new Food Act is coming up. Food businesses, including restaurants and cafes with an alcohol licence, need to apply by 31 March. More >>

Fisheries officers kept busy on land and sea

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 3:20 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries fisheries officers detected close to 50 fisheries offences during vessel and land-based patrols in the days leading up to and including Auckland Anniversary. More >>

Routine patrol results in massive haul of undersized paua

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 10:05 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A routine weekend patrol for two Wellington fisheries officers and an honorary fisheries officer resulted in the discovery of an illegal haul of almost 300 undersized paua. Ministry for Primary Industries team manager for the Eastern and Lower North Island, ... More >>

West Coast farmer fined after “prolonged abuse” of cows

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 4:29 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A West Coast dairy farmer has been fined $15,000 as a result of a tail-breaking case involving over 200 cows. More >>

Fishery officers uncover hundreds of illegally taken paua

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 3:05 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Three groups of recreational divers face prosecution after being nabbed with a total of almost 400 illegally caught paua in the Wellington region over the weekend. More >>

Live crabs stopped at border

Tuesday, 29 November 2016, 12:07 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Ministry for Primary Industries quarantine officer was shocked to discover eight very large crabs were still alive when he removed them from an international passenger’s chilly bin. The passenger had purchased the crabs from a local market in Samoa and ... More >>

Draft Snapper 1 management plan launched

Friday, 2 September 2016, 1:21 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A new draft plan for the long-term management of the important Snapper 1 (SNA1) fishery has been released today. More >>

No food safety risk associated with fish oil supplements

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 12:01 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

No food safety risk associated with fish oil supplements The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Ministry of Health are confident a recent study provides no evidence of a food safety risk associated with fish oil supplements currently ... More >>

Trial of video technology on Snapper 1 Fishery

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:23 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

"MPI is committed to providing the most effective and value for public money solution for fisheries management and compliance. More >>

How many fish in the sea is the proper measure

Monday, 16 May 2016, 9:43 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

An Auckland University report estimating historical catch in New Zealand fisheries misses the point when it comes to sustainability, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

MPI call to action on livestock mis-treatment

Monday, 7 March 2016, 10:49 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry of Primary Industries has begun an advertising campaign encouraging people to let it know if they come across the mis-treatment of livestock. More >>

El Niño brings a mixed bag to farmers

Friday, 8 January 2016, 5:27 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Recent rain has been a welcome respite from ongoing dry weather conditions in much of the country, but farmers in drought-affected parts of New Zealand will continue to feel the impacts of El Niño for months, as NIWA's latest seasonal outlook indicates. More >>

Further recall of Fruzio frozen berries

Saturday, 5 December 2015, 10:21 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Today FSL Foods have announced that it is voluntarily recalling other Fruzio products to provide extra assurance to its customers. More >>

New welfare requirements for pigs

Friday, 4 December 2015, 11:06 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

"After 3 December, all people responsible for the welfare of pigs must ensure that mated sows and gilts (young female pigs expecting their first litter) are not confined in stalls during pregnancy. The use of mating stalls for service is permitted, ... More >>

MPI recalls frozen berries

Friday, 4 December 2015, 8:19 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has made significant progress in its investigation of imported frozen berries associated with the increased risk from Hepatitis A. More >>

Increased surveillance of imported frozen berry products

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 9:26 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Increased surveillance of imported frozen berry products 30 November 2015 The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Director General has issued a statement warning of a potential risk associated with imported frozen berries following four human cases ... More >>

Weed killing weevil revealed at field day

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 8:40 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

With support from MPI’s Sustainable Farming Fund, an invasive weed may soon be controlled with the help of a British weevil. More >>

 

 

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