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Fishing Web Of Deceit Unravelled

Wednesday, 28 July 2010, 3:58 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today witnessed the first key step towards the successful conclusion of a lengthy operation involving extensive illegal commercial fishing. More >>

International Fisheries Conference underway

Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 2:16 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

This week New Zealand is hosting an international meeting to establish the new organisation for managing fisheries in the South Pacific – the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO). The meeting is being held in Auckland starting ... More >>

Top Of The South Scallop Season Opens

Friday, 16 July 2010, 3:53 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Ministry of Fisheries Field Operations Manager Geoff Clark is calling on scallop fishers to follow the fishing rules and keep an eye out for scallops carrying research tags when they go fishing in the Marlborough Sounds and Tasman and Golden Bays. More >>

MFish seeks public’s views on deepwater fisheries

Tuesday, 6 July 2010, 1:20 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The latest scientific research commissioned by the Ministry of Fisheries has shown important changes in the hoki fishery and two orange roughy fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries Deepwater Fisheries Manager Aoife Martin has said today. More >>

Fisheries seek public’s views on kahawai fishery

Tuesday, 29 June 2010, 2:51 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries is seeking submissions from the public on the management of the kahawai fishery. Kahawai are a traditional food source for customary Mäori fishers, a very popular fish for recreational fishers, and a target species for commercial ... More >>

Sea lion management based on expert science

Friday, 18 June 2010, 5:35 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries will continue to closely manage the impact of fishing on the New Zealand sea lion population using the best available science. More >>

New Zealand fisheries are well managed

Thursday, 27 May 2010, 4:44 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries has moved to assure seafood consumers that they can have confidence in the management of New Zealand’s fisheries. More >>

Fisheries research programme will give more info

Wednesday, 26 May 2010, 3:59 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries has planning underway to implement the 10 year research programme for deepwater fisheries announced today by Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Hon Phil Heatley with the aim of having the first research projects commencing in ... More >>

South Island black market fish sales stopped

Friday, 23 April 2010, 9:55 am | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries has stopped a number of South Island commercial fish dealers who have allegedly been buying and selling fish illegally over the last six months. More >>

Inner Tasman Bay Commercial Fishing Closure

Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 12:27 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The inner Tasman Bay is to be closed to commercial fishing using some fishing methods from 27 April 2010 until the start of the next fishing year on 1 October 2010. More >>

NZ orange roughy fisheries are well managed

Tuesday, 30 March 2010, 3:34 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries has moved to assure seafood consumers that they can have confidence in the management of New Zealand fisheries. More >>

Changes to fishery catch limits announced

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 4:43 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

Ministry of Fisheries Chief Executive Wayne McNee has today announced changes will be made to the catch limits for a number of species in the quota management system; rock lobster (crayfish), southern blue whiting, southern bluefin tuna and five species ... More >>

Cautious approach central to fisheries management

Tuesday, 9 March 2010, 5:18 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries said today that New Zealand takes a conservative approach to its fisheries management based on sound scientific research. More >>

Bladder kelp consultation opens

Thursday, 4 March 2010, 2:05 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries has today released a consultation paper on catch limits for “attached” bladder kelp on the east coast of the South Island and on the Chatham Islands. More >>

Fisheries poacher hotline gets results

Wednesday, 17 February 2010, 4:14 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today released more information backing up its belief that the excellent public response to its efforts to preserve New Zealand’s fisheries was having the desired effect. More >>

Public fisheries vigilance paying off

Friday, 22 January 2010, 12:14 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries today revealed data backing up its view that the excellent public response to its efforts to preserve New Zealand’s fisheries was having the desired effect. More >>

Ministry thanks all our fisheries guardians

Thursday, 7 January 2010, 2:42 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries greatly appreciates the high level of community support for its efforts to preserve New Zealand’s fisheries this summer. “The response to our work on the ground has been tremendous,” said Andrew Coleman, the Ministry’s ... More >>

Ten new marine farms approved in the South Island

Thursday, 17 December 2009, 12:50 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries has today announced its recent decisions to approve ten new marine farms, totalling 3143 hectares, in the South Island. More >>

Illegal fish buying operation closed down

Wednesday, 16 December 2009, 10:09 am | Ministry of Fisheries

Ministry of Fisheries staff today executed authorities to enter several properties in the Wanganui area. Fishery Officers from Wellington and Taranaki became aware of breaches of the Fisheries Act when they undertook a cursory surveillance operation ... More >>

Fisheries MoU signed in Chatham Islands

Monday, 7 December 2009, 3:38 pm | Ministry of Fisheries

An agreement signed on 25 November between the Ministry of Fisheries and Chatham Islands imi/iwi opens the door to more collaborative fisheries management for the region. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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