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Environment Select Committee Advised That Deepwater Fisheries Are Well Managed

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 11:41 am | Deepwater Group

Representatives of New Zealand’s deepwater seafood industry appeared before the Environment Select Committee today to correct misinformation previously provided to government about trawling on seamounts. Deepwater Group CEO George Clement told ... More >>

Seafood sustainability improves

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 11:40 am | Deepwater Group

The Environment Aotearoa Report 2019, released today by the Ministry for the Environment and StatsNZ, shows the environmental performance of New Zealand’s seafood industry has improved markedly. More >>

NZ hoki quota owners proactively choosing to reduce catch

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 5:27 pm | Deepwater Group

Quota owners in the New Zealand hoki fishing industry have announced today they have proactively chosen to reduce the amount of hoki they will catch next year, in response to changing patterns they are observing in one of the five hoki fishing ... More >>

Increased catches from deep water supported by science

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 5:12 pm | Deepwater Group

Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash today announced his decisions on changes to fisheries catch limits from 1 October 2018. More >>

Sustainability of New Zealand fisheries verifed

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 11:34 am | Deepwater Group

Seventeen New Zealand fisheries harvesting hoki, hake, ling and southern blue whiting have been re-certified against the gold standard for sustainable seafood, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. After a 12-month independent assessment ... More >>

Majority of NZ's wild-caught seafood certified sustainable

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 10:48 am | Deepwater Group

With half of New Zealand’s total seafood production certified to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) sustainability standard and 70 percent of the deep water catch certified, New Zealand’s Deepwater Group (DWG) welcomes yesterday’s inaugural ... More >>

Fishing industry dismisses unsustainability claim

Friday, 26 January 2018, 3:31 pm | Deepwater Group

Accusations that the fishing industry is responsible for any population decrease of Salvin’s albatross are untrue and has been dismissed by Deepwater Group chief executive, George Clement. More >>

Getting digital monitoring right

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 12:21 pm | Deepwater Group

Deepwater Group, which represent commercial fishermen in New Zealand’s deep-water fisheries, support the Labour Government’s decision to slow down the implementation of IEMRS (Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System) to ensure the new ... More >>

Another orange roughy success story

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:26 am | Deepwater Group

An orange roughy fishery south of Stewart Island has been given the green light to reopen after 19 years. More >>

Deepwater Group welcomes NZ Sea Lion Threat Management Plan

Monday, 3 July 2017, 7:04 pm | Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group, which represents New Zealand’s deepwater fishing sector, welcomes the New Zealand Sea Lion Threat Management Plan released today by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Seafood industry welcomes funding for endangered sea lions

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 4:56 pm | Deepwater Group

The announcement today that the Government will contribute $2.8 million over four years to fund further research into the mortality of sea lions has been welcomed by the seafood industry. More >>

International fisheries scientists meet in Nelson

Monday, 3 April 2017, 10:16 am | Deepwater Group

Scientists from more than 20 countries are meeting in Nelson this week for an international conference to discuss the latest advances in fisheries technology. More >>

Seafood industry funds conservation expedition

Friday, 31 March 2017, 12:43 pm | Deepwater Group

A science expedition led by scientist Paul Sagar is setting off to the Snares Islands for an annual survey of Southern Buller’s albatross, and while there also collecting faeces from the skua seabird for the Department of Conservation (DOC). More >>

Sustainable New Zealand Seafood Promoted

Friday, 31 March 2017, 9:28 am | Deepwater Group

Australians are being told to choose New Zealand seafood on Sustainable Seafood Day, which will be celebrated on 31 March throughout Australia. This is because over 50% of New Zealand’s wild catch is now certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship ... More >>

Sea lion pup increase great news

Monday, 27 February 2017, 11:30 am | Deepwater Group

The Department of Conservation’s annual survey results that show sea lion pup numbers on the Auckland Islands have increased this year by 14 percent have been welcomed by the seafood industry. More >>

Call for More Ocean Protection Sees NZ Lead by Example

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 5:22 pm | Deepwater Group

A global commitment to manage the ocean more effectively has the full support of the New Zealand seafood industry. More >>

NZ Hake, Ling Join Top 8% of World’s Sustainable Fisheries

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:57 am | Deepwater Group

Hake and ling from New Zealand are now among the top 8% of global sustainable fish species after being recognised by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). More >>

Deepwater Group Supports Changes to Catch Limits

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 9:32 am | Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group says the increase in the Total Allowable Commercial Catch for hoki shows the benefits of a long term commitment to build biomass in this major New Zealand fishery. More >>

Toothfish Ordered by Tim Groser Was Certified Sustainable

Monday, 11 August 2014, 5:37 pm | Deepwater Group

Facts on the toothfish ordered by Trade Minister Tim Groser in Singapore are now clear. This fish was not ‘protected’, nor was it sourced from Antarctica as previous media stories have incorrectly asserted. This toothfish was sourced from the Heard ... More >>

Seafood Industry Remains Concerned on Chatham Rise

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 4:27 pm | Deepwater Group

The seafood industry today welcomed new developments with Chatham Rock Phosphate’s (CRP) application to mine the Chatham Rise area, a key fishing ground for New Zealand. More >>