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Deepwater Confident of Meeting Ling Fisheries Conditions

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 4:32 pm | Deepwater Group

The main New Zealand ling fisheries have been assessed as meeting the high sustainability standards set by the international Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Ten ling fisheries have been assessed and these are part of the 29 New Zealand fisheries that are either ... More >>

Seafood Industry Strongly Opposed to CRP Mining Application

Friday, 11 July 2014, 11:59 am | Deepwater Group

The seafood industry strongly opposes Chatham Rock Phosphate’s application to mine the Chatham Rise, saying it will have “significant and irreversible adverse effects on the marine environment.” In its submission to the Environmental Protection ... More >>

$16m export fish gets top sustainability marks

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 1:01 pm | Deepwater Group

New Zealand hake, a small but growing white fish export to Spain, China and Japan, has received a glowing report in an independent assessment, taking it one step closer to achieving certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The MSC holds ... More >>

Orange Roughy Enters Marine Stewardship Council Assessment

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 4:40 pm | Deepwater Group

Prime deepwater species, orange roughy, are one step closer to gaining independent international sustainability endorsement. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced today that New Zealand’s key orange roughy fisheries will enter into full assessment ... More >>

Call to for seabed ‘legal anomalies’ to be resolved

Monday, 19 May 2014, 3:57 pm | Deepwater Group

The seafood industry wants the Environmental Protection Authority to defer any consideration on Chatham Rock Phosphate’s application to mine the Chatham Rise, until the legal anomalies of New Zealand’s Benthic Protected Areas are resolved. Chatham Rock Phosphate ... More >>

Southern Blue Whiting Fish Stocks In Good Health

Friday, 21 March 2014, 11:15 am | Deepwater Group

Southern Blue Whiting Fish Stocks In Good Health The Deepwater Group today welcomed the Minister for Primary Industries’ decision to raise the catch limit in the main southern blue whiting fishery near Campbell Island from 30,000 tonnes to 40,0000 ... More >>

Industry Looks Forward to Disease Action From Sea Lion Plan

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 5:35 pm | Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group has thrown its support behind the announcement of a Threat Management Plan (TMP) for the endangered New Zealand sea lions on the Auckland Islands. More >>

Deepwater Group Supports Sub-Antarctic Marine Reserves

Monday, 3 March 2014, 6:39 pm | Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group is backing the three new Marine Reserves around the Sub-Antarctic island groups of Campbell, Bounty and Antipodies. More >>

80% of deepwater catch to be in global sustainability scheme

Saturday, 1 March 2014, 10:48 am | Deepwater Group

The Deepwater Group is to progress three oreo and two squid fisheries towards international Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) certification. More >>

Disease is killing 600 sea lion pups at AK Islands

Monday, 24 February 2014, 11:28 am | Deepwater Group

The disease Klebsiella pneumoniae is killing Auckland Island sea lions in unsustainable numbers. The Deepwater Group, which represents the squid fishing fleet off the Auckland Islands, has written to Conservation Minister Nick Smith on the eve of his departure ... More >>

NZ's global reputation for protecting oceans at risk

Friday, 8 November 2013, 9:29 am | Deepwater Group

New Zealand’s underwater ‘national parks’, known as Benthic Protection Areas (BPAs), have been recognised internationally as Marine Protected Areas. The seafood industry is concerned that a proposal to mine the central Chatham Rise will put this ... More >>

Audit Supports Industry Actions to Protect Sea Lions

Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 4:16 pm | Deepwater Group

Measures adopted by the seafood industry to reduce sea lion captures in the southern blue whiting fishery have been supported in an independent review by global experts in sustainability. More >>

Deepwater Fish Stocks in Healthy State

Friday, 27 September 2013, 10:08 am | Deepwater Group

Reduced hoki catch limits over the past few years have paid off for New Zealand’s second most valuable fishery. More >>

Moratorium on deep sea phosphate mining?

Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 11:11 am | Deepwater Group

The Namibian Government has just imposed an eighteen month moratorium on a deep sea phosphate mining proposal identical to Chatham Rock Phosphate’s plan to mine off the coast of New Zealand. More >>

What have they got to hide?

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 1:26 pm | Deepwater Group

The company that wants to mine the seabed of a protected underwater ‘national park’ is refusing to share their analysis of the likely damage with the public or with the seafood industry. More >>

Industry Concerned with Sea Lion Activity in Southern Ocean

Thursday, 5 September 2013, 2:56 pm | Deepwater Group

The southern blue whiting fishing fleet is making every effort to avoid sea lion captures in the Southern Ocean, after unprecedented numbers of sea lions have arrived in the remote fishery this season to forage around trawl nets. More >>

Strip mining threatens protected marine area

Sunday, 7 July 2013, 12:39 pm | Deepwater Group

An experimental plan to strip mine phosphate in one of New Zealand’s protected areas of pristine seabed risks ruining New Zealand’s sustainable fisheries and our international reputation. More >>

Auckland Island Sea Lion Pup Count Up for Second Year

Friday, 8 March 2013, 7:18 pm | Deepwater Group

The decline in the number of sea lion pups on the Auckland Islands appears to have ended. After reaching a low point four years ago pup numbers are now on the increase with this season’s just announced count the highest in five years The seafood industry’s ... More >>

Hoki gets MSC certification for a record third time

Friday, 28 September 2012, 1:38 pm | Deepwater Group

28 September, 2012 Hoki gets MSC certification for a record third time New Zealand’s hoki fisheries were not only the first major whitefish fisheries in the world to earn Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, they are now one of the first ... More >>

Search for Sea Lion Answers Continues

Thursday, 2 August 2012, 6:58 pm | Deepwater Group

The reason for the decline of the sea lion pup population on the Auckland Islands needs to be identified before a solution can be found, the New Zealand seafood industry says. More >>



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