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Long Line Fishing Boat Master Fined $13,000 For Failing To Use Tori Lines On 20 Occasions

Friday, 26 March 2021, 3:39 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

The former master of a Hawke’s Bay fishing vessel has been fined $13,000 for not deploying seabird protection equipment while long-lining for tuna and swordfish 20 times. David Robin Macale (48) was the master of the Stella B, at the time of the ... More >>

Sustainability Measures Set New Fishing Limits

Friday, 26 March 2021, 9:28 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand has today announced changes to catch limits for 14 fish stocks and the introduction of a full year-round closure to harvesting shellfish at Cockle Bay/Tuwakamana on Auckland’s east coast. Director of Fisheries Management, Emma ... More >>

East Coast Black-market Cray Fisher Sentenced To Home Detention, Disqualified From Fishing

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 11:10 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Tolaga Bay man who supplied and sold over half a tonne of rock lobster on the black market in the Bay of Plenty area has been sentenced to 8 months home detention and disqualified from fishing for 3-years. On Friday (5 February) Jason Dewi Taylor, ... More >>

Wellbeing Workshops Planned For Grape Growers And Winemakers

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 9:22 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is supporting a series of wellbeing workshops for the wine industry. It has been a challenging 12 months for the industry, with weather events, and labour supply issues and market uncertainty caused by Covid-19. ... More >>

Wellington Builder Sentenced For Black Market Purchase Of Seafood

Friday, 7 August 2020, 4:11 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

A Wellington builder has been sentenced for knowingly purchasing poached seafood valued at more than $23,000 on the black market. Hanhui Wu (35) appeared in the Wellington District Court today (20/8/20) for sentencing on 46 fisheries charges related to ... More >>

Strengthened NAIT Approach Sees Significant Improvement In Compliance

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 9:35 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Farmers are lifting their use of animal tracing after changes to strengthen the NAIT scheme and boost compliance, new data shows. Ministry for Primary Industries Director of Compliance, Gary Orr, says this is particularly encouraging at this time ... More >>

Fishery officers stop suspected illegal snapper sales

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 3:06 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Fisheries officers have stopped a group of commercial fishers in the Thames region who were allegedly under-reporting catches and unlawfully supplying snapper to an Auckland fish supply business. More >>

Biosecurity boost

Friday, 23 August 2019, 1:12 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand has recruited 101 new officers to help secure the country’s borders from invasive pests and diseases. More >>

Fruit fly in Auckland – Situation update 26 April 2019

Friday, 26 April 2019, 3:39 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand has reintroduced controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland suburb of Northcote following the detection of a further Queensland fruit fly. More >>

Record number of beekeepers have their say in latest check

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 10:05 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Almost a half of the country’s registered beekeepers have taken part in an annual survey to understand bee health, losses and beekeeping practice. More >>

Queensland fruit fly detected in new area

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 9:17 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Surveillance activity in Auckland will be stepped up following the discovery of a second Queensland fruit fly on the North Sh More >>

Auckland – controls on produce movement in place

Friday, 15 February 2019, 5:32 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Auckland fruit fly investigation – controls on produce movements now in place More >>

Animals start to return home

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 5:29 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

MPI is encouraging anyone with animal welfare concerns to call 0800 008 333 (option 4) More >>

New biosecurity fines to be introduced

Monday, 19 November 2018, 11:12 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Arriving vessels, transitional and containment facilities and cruise ship passengers will face new infringement offences for sloppy biosecurity practices that expose New Zealand to risk from harmful diseases and pests. The new offences will introduce ... More >>

Have your say on rebuilding the CRA2 fishery

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:12 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand wants people to have their say on proposed rule changes for recreational fishers to assist with rebuilding the CRA2 fishery, which covers the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty. More >>

Encouraging results as bulk milk testing nears final stage

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 10:25 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Results from the current nationwide bulk milk testing for Mycoplasma bovis are encouraging with around three quarters of testing having been completed, Ministry for Primary Industries’ Mycoplasma bovis Director Geoff Gwyn says. More >>

Conviction of repeat offenders justifies MPI spending

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 2:16 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council welcome the prosecution of Hawke’s Bay Seafood after the longest running district court case on record. More >>

MPI Statement on SSC inquiry

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 3:40 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has uncovered evidence of potential serious staff misconduct relating to events that occurred some years ago. This involved several employees who no longer work for MPI More >>

Infected farm found in new region

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 11:51 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand (a unit of the Ministry for Primary Industries) today confirms a farm has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis in the north Canterbury region. It’s the first time the disease has been found in this region and the affected property ... More >>

New biofouling guides

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 11:20 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

MPI has released guidance on how international vessels can comply with strict new biofouling rules. More >>