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Industry welcomes considered approach to cameras on vessels

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 5:06 pm | Seafood Industry Council

The New Zealand seafood industry has welcomed confirmation by Stuart Nash, the Fisheries Minister, that the Government is reconsidering a proposal to install cameras on all commercial fishing vessels. More >>

Orange roughy fishers want conservative catch limits

Thursday, 27 September 2012, 1:43 pm | Seafood Industry Council

Fishing companies have asked the government to retain the current conservative catch limits for orange roughy in the season about to start. (1 Oct Eds) This is despite increasing fish numbers and the discovery of more orange roughy on two of the main ... More >>

Gaps in information on Maui’s dolphins

Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 2:11 pm | Seafood Industry Council

News Media Statement 25th September 2012 For immediate release Threat Management Plan acknowledges gaps in information on Maui’s dolphins The New Zealand seafood industry welcomes the acknowledgement in the review of the Maui’s dolphin Threat ... More >>

Seafood Industry Council announces resignation of CEO

Monday, 3 September 2012, 1:28 pm | Seafood Industry Council

3 September, 2012 New Zealand Seafood Industry Council announces resignation of Chief Executive The Chairman of the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council (SeaFIC) today announced the resignation of its Chief Executive, Peter Bodeker, who will leave ... More >>

Antarctic Fishing Sustainable and Tightly Controlled

Sunday, 29 July 2012, 2:33 pm | Seafood Industry Council

The fishing activities of the NZ fishing industry in the Antarctic’s Ross Sea are responsible and sustainable says the industry organisation, the NZ Seafood Industry Council, in anticipation of the release of a documentary film on the subject. More >>

Global fisheries report shows sustainability of NZfisheries

Thursday, 12 July 2012, 9:44 am | Seafood Industry Council

The FAO report on the State of the World’s Fisheries released this week acknowledges New Zealand’s sustainable approach to fisheries management. The report stated that good progress had been made in reducing exploitation rates and restoring overexploited ... More >>

Fishing community stands up to extremist set net ban calls

Friday, 9 March 2012, 2:25 pm | Seafood Industry Council

The Taranaki fishing community has come out strongly against conservationists’ campaigns to extend the current set net ban in relation to Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins. More >>

Seafood industry welcomes release of inquiry findings

Thursday, 1 March 2012, 2:27 pm | Seafood Industry Council

The New Zealand Seafood Industry Council welcomed the release of the findings by the Ministerial Inquiry into Foreign Charter Vessels. More >>

Industry supports investigations into dolphin deaths

Thursday, 23 February 2012, 3:35 pm | Seafood Industry Council

The New Zealand Seafood Industry Council today said it fully supported the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s investigations into the recent death of two Hector’s dolphins off the east coast of the South Island. More >>

New Zealand seafood rated as the ‘green protein’

Monday, 13 February 2012, 12:18 pm | Seafood Industry Council

New Zealand seafood is rated as the ‘green protein’ a report on the environmental cost of New Zealand food production has found. The Environmental Cost of New Zealand Food Production measures the environmental impacts of harvesting wild fisheries with ... More >>

Campaign document masquerades as Consumer Guide

Sunday, 5 February 2012, 1:46 pm | Seafood Industry Council

The about to be published Best Fish Guide from the Forest and Bird Society is likely to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing if it is anything like previous editions. Those have been no more than campaign documents made to look like respectable guides to ... More >>

Taranaki Coast: Extended set net ban a knee jerk reaction

Friday, 3 February 2012, 2:14 pm | Seafood Industry Council

Any extension of the set net ban off the Taranaki coast is an extreme response and does not consider the full facts around the issue, says the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council. More >>

Fishers take reporting responsibility seriously

Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:23 am | Seafood Industry Council

While any fishing-related death of marine mammals is deeply regrettable, the public can be assured that fishers take their environmental responsibilities seriously, says New Zealand Seafood Industry Council chief executive Peter Bodeker following ... More >>

Forest & Bird ignores wider science findings on sea lions

Friday, 20 January 2012, 4:50 pm | Seafood Industry Council

Forest & Bird’s claims that fishing can be blamed for the decline of sea lions ignores a comprehensive government review with global and local scientific experts that has clearly shown fishing is not threatening the survival of New Zealand sea ... More >>

Greens urged to help find a solution

Monday, 19 December 2011, 4:05 pm | Seafood Industry Council

The seafood industry urges the Greens to work with industry and government to collectively find the real reason for the decline in sea lion numbers. More >>

Science Drives Proposal to Change Squid Fishery

Monday, 5 December 2011, 7:27 pm | Seafood Industry Council

The Government’s proposal to remove the tow limits imposed on squid fishing to prevent sea lion captures is based on assiduous fact-finding work driven by MAF and undertaken by a range of independent national and international science providers, ... More >>

Seafood industry opposes Labour’s Kermadec reserve proposal

Tuesday, 1 November 2011, 5:41 pm | Seafood Industry Council

Labour’s proposal to extend the Kermadec Islands marine reserve completely ignores New Zealand’s strong record of sustainably managing its fisheries in the area says the New Zealand Industry Seafood Council. “Fishing has been carried out in the ... More >>

Industry supports move to establish FCV facts

Monday, 17 October 2011, 11:46 am | Seafood Industry Council

The New Zealand Seafood Industry Council has made its submission to the Ministerial inquiry into the fishing industry’s use of foreign charter vessels (FCVs). More >>

Credible research needed on Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins

Thursday, 29 September 2011, 5:05 pm | Seafood Industry Council

The New Zealand Seafood Council today challenged the ‘science’ behind the emotive statements made in a University of Aberdeen media statement on Hector’s dolphins. “The New Zealand seafood industry supports credible research on Hector’s dolphins ... More >>

Seafood Festivals Abound During Rugby World Cup

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 4:46 pm | Seafood Industry Council

Seafood dominates a tasty line up of food festivals scheduled during the Rugby World Cup. Oysters, scallops, whitebait, paua, crayfish, and an abundance of fresh fish will be showcased at festivals from Northland to Bluff as part of the Rugby World ... More >>





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