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Have Your Say On Catch Limits For Aotearoa’s Fisheries

Thursday, 27 June 2024, 11:25 am | Fisheries New Zealand

Fisheries New Zealand is inviting feedback on proposed changes to catch limits and other settings across a range of Aotearoa’s fisheries as part of its regular sustainability reviews. More >>

Multiple Factors Highlighted In ‘Milky Fish’ Research

Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 10:46 am | Fisheries New Zealand

An in-depth scientific report has found a mix of complex climate factors are likely causing Milky White Flesh Syndrome, says Fisheries New Zealand. More >>

Feedback Sought On Mitigation Measures For Data Transmission Cables

Monday, 24 June 2024, 5:52 pm | Fisheries New Zealand

This feedback will play a significant part in the decision to allow the use of data transmission cables or not,” says Fisheries New Zealand Director Fisheries Management, Emma Taylor. More >>

Volunteers Recognised For Contributing Thousands Of Hours Each Year Patrolling And Protecting Fisheries

Monday, 17 June 2024, 10:41 am | Fisheries New Zealand

The patrol work of about 200 volunteers is critical to keeping our fisheries sustainable and protected for future generations. More >>

Fish Dealer Fined $2000, Ordered To Do Community Work Over Inaccurate Sales Records

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 4:52 pm | Fisheries New Zealand

An Auckland fish dealer who failed to provide accurate sales records for the pāua he was purchasing has been fined $2000 and ordered to do 40 hours’ community work. During an inspection of records by Fishery Officers in October 2022, they found 51 ... More >>

Feedback Sought On Temporary Fishing Closures For The Hauraki Gulf

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 9:44 am | Fisheries New Zealand

The proposed closures cover Waiheke Island, Umupuia Beach near the Duder Regional Park, and the coastline of Te Mātā and Waipatukahu and, if approved, would prohibit the take of some shellfish species from these areas for two years, says Emma Taylor, ... More >>

Have Your Say On Proposals To Help Address Kina Barrens

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 11:01 am | Fisheries New Zealand

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on two proposed measures to help address kina barrens and rebalance local ecosystems. The proposals include a new special permit for targeted culling, harvest, or translocation of kina and long-spined sea ... More >>

Hector’s Dolphin Capture Triggers Actions

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 12:41 pm | Fisheries New Zealand

A single Hector’s dolphin caught in a fishing net off the Otago peninsula has triggered actions designed to provide further protection from fishing activity. "As a nationally vulnerable species, the loss of any Hector’s dolphin is extremely ... More >>

Group Of Fishers Fined $10,500 For Possession Of Over Nine Times Combined Snapper Limit

Friday, 6 October 2023, 10:51 am | Fisheries New Zealand

A group of recreational fishers caught with a total of 348 fish, including more than nine times their collective daily limit for snapper, has been fined $10,500. The five fishers – Tai ah You (46), Laupagigi Tupua Siliva (69), Lameta Kasiano ... More >>

Catch Limit Changes For 10 Fish Stocks In Regular Sustainability Review

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:13 am | Fisheries New Zealand

Catch limits and allowances across a range of fisheries will change from 1 October 2023 as part of Fisheries New Zealand’s regular sustainability review. The changes are part of a 6-month cycle of catch limit reviews conducted by Fisheries New Zealand, ... More >>

Poacher Who Sold 4,664 Crayfish Valued At Nearly $300,000 Sentenced To Over Two Years In Prison

Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 6:19 pm | Fisheries New Zealand

A Wairoa man who poached crayfish that had a commercial value of nearly $300,000 has been jailed for two years and two and a half months. John Nohotima (60) was today sentenced in the Wairoa District Court on one representative charge for the offending ... More >>

More Than 20 Fishing Vessels Inspected During New Zealand-led South Pacific Fisheries Patrol

Friday, 11 August 2023, 10:06 am | Fisheries New Zealand

Fisheries compliance officers from New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, France, and the United States have detected nearly 40 alleged breaches of high seas rules during a major South Pacific patrol. Called Operation Nasse, the fisheries patrol covered ... More >>

Feedback Sought On A Draft Plan For Wairarapa’s Commercial Pāua Fishery

Monday, 26 June 2023, 3:17 pm | Fisheries New Zealand

Fisheries New Zealand is inviting people to have their say on a draft Pāua Fisheries Plan for the commercial pāua fishery along the Wairarapa coast within the PAU 2 quota management area. Fisheries New Zealand’s acting Director Fisheries Management, ... More >>

Nelson fishing company, skipper & first mate fined nearly $70K for failing to assess & weigh coral when bottom trawling

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 5:06 pm | Fisheries New Zealand

A Nelson fishing company, skipper and first mate have been fined a total of $69,750 for failing to assess and report coral caught in their net when bottom trawling on the high seas in the South Pacific. Westfleet Fishing Limited was fined $56,250, ... More >>

Have Your Say On Sustainability Measures For Aotearoa’s Fisheries

Wednesday, 7 June 2023, 1:39 pm | Fisheries New Zealand

Tini a Tangaroa Fisheries New Zealand is asking for feedback on proposed changes to catch limits and other settings across a range of Aotearoa New Zealand’s fisheries as part of its twice-yearly sustainability review. "Every six months we review ... More >>

Northland Commercial Fisher Fined $26,500 For Not Reporting 2.5 Tonnes Of Snapper

Tuesday, 18 April 2023, 1:42 pm | Fisheries New Zealand

A commercial fisher who failed to report about 2.5 tonnes of mostly Snapper, along with some Kahawai and Gurnard, has been fined $26,500. Hamish Robert Apatu (54) was sentenced yesterday (April 17) in the Kaitaia District Court on three charges under ... More >>

Have Your Say On Proposed Additional Methods Used By Surface Longline Fishers To Protect Seabirds

Monday, 27 March 2023, 11:22 am | Fisheries New Zealand

Tini a Tangaroa Fisheries New Zealand is asking people to provide feedback on proposals to strengthen rules to protect against the accidental capture of seabirds in the surface longline fishing vessels. “New Zealand is home to the most diverse seabird ... More >>

Members Of Black Market Cray Fish Poaching Ring Sentenced To Home Detention, Community Work

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 4:13 pm | Fisheries New Zealand

  Members of an East Coast black market crayfish poaching ring, which netted thousands of dollars in illegal sales, have been sentenced to home detention and community work. The sentences, made in the Whakatane District Court on March 22, ... More >>

Coromandel Scallop Fishery To Remain Closed

Friday, 17 March 2023, 11:11 am | Fisheries New Zealand

The Coromandel scallop fishery has been fully closed to commercial and recreational fishing to allow it to recover. Most of the Coromandel scallop fishery and all of the Northland scallop fishery were closed in 2021 due to sustainability concerns, ... More >>

New Zealand Joins International Alliance To Support Global Efforts To Combat Illegal Fishing

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 11:08 am | Fisheries New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand has joined an international alliance to further support the global fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The IUU Fishing Action Alliance, launched by the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada ... More >>





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