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Chatham Island Seafood Company Takes Out Supreme Honour At Awards

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 9:54 am | Seafood New Zealand

  Chatham Island Food Co took out the Supreme Award at the Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards in Auckland last night. In the six-year history of the awards, it is the first time seafood has taken out the top honours. Seafood ... More >>

Details Needed On Cameras On Vessels Announcement

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 4:29 pm | Seafood New Zealand

In response to Minister David Parker’s announcement on 25 May about the national roll-out of cameras on commercial inshore fishing vessels, Seafood New Zealand (SNZ) Chief Executive Jeremy Helson says the most important questions still remain unanswered. ... More >>

Are Ministers Ignoring Advice That May Save Maui Dolphins?

Friday, 29 April 2022, 10:30 am | Seafood New Zealand

Has advice on saving the critically endangered Maui dolphin been ignored by both the Conservation and Oceans and Fisheries Ministers? The New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA) is a national statutory body that exists to offer strategic and ... More >>

Report Finds New Zealand Fisheries Highly Sustainable

Monday, 11 April 2022, 3:09 pm | Seafood New Zealand

Government research continues to show that New Zealand’s fisheries are highly sustainable and fish stocks are healthy, with 94% of catch coming from stocks with no sustainability risks. The remainder have formal plans in place to increase fish ... More >>

New Zealand Fishers Call For Fact-based Decisions On Trawling

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 6:35 am | Seafood New Zealand

New Zealand deepwater fishing representatives say a petition by eNGOs delivered to Parliament’s environment select committee today calling for a ban on trawling seamounts is misinformed. Deepwater Group CEO George Clement says: “It’s frustrating ... More >>

Seafood Industry Welcomes Ministerial Inquiry Into Migrant Labour

Friday, 2 July 2021, 12:51 pm | Seafood New Zealand

The seafood industry welcomes the Ministerial Inquiry into the Use and Allocation of Migrant Labour in the Seafood Sector.  Oceans and Fisheries Minister, David Parker, announced the Inquiry today and released its terms of reference. The ... More >>

Seafood Industry Welcomes Report From PM’s Chief Science Advisor

Monday, 22 March 2021, 6:00 pm | Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Dr Jeremy Helson has welcomed a report into New Zealand’s fisheries management. The report, The future of commercial fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand , was released today. The Prime Minister’s Chief Science ... More >>

Black Petrel Captures Reported

Friday, 5 March 2021, 4:10 pm | Seafood New Zealand

A small family fishing company has self-reported the capture of 18 endangered black petrels and two flesh-footed shearwaters over a six-day period in the past week. Each time a capture occurred, the vessel moved its fishing over 30 kilometres in ... More >>

Pregnant Women Now Able To Eat More Fish Species – Research

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 9:58 am | Seafood New Zealand

Research conducted by New Zealand Food Safety into the mercury levels of fish species has allowed the advice to pregnant woman to be updated and the findings have opened up a whole new array of fish that is quite safe for pregnant women to consume. Previously, ... More >>

Seafood Industry Honours Its People In A Challenging Year

Friday, 2 October 2020, 3:20 pm | Seafood New Zealand

As New Zealand dealt with COVID-19, the seafood industry continued to provide the country with seafood as an essential service. While those who go above and beyond in the industry are normally acknowledged at the Seafood New Zealand conference, ... More >>

Seafood Industry Celebrated At The Seafood Sustainability Awards

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 10:24 am | Seafood New Zealand

The big winner at last night’s Seafood Sustainability Awards was a man who has spent almost 20 years working to protect seabirds and marine mammals in the commercial fishing industry. The awards, held for the first time at parliament last night, were ... More >>

Focus On Primary Industry Job Growth Welcomed By Seafood Industry

Monday, 27 July 2020, 9:43 am | Seafood New Zealand

The launch today of the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) new website on jobs is welcomed by the seafood industry. The Opportunities Grow Here website was launched by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and aims to encourage New Zealanders ... More >>

Jeremy Helson Named New Chief Executive Of Seafood New Zealand

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 4:12 pm | Seafood New Zealand

Dr Jeremy Helson has been appointed chief executive of Seafood New Zealand. Seafood New Zealand executive chairman, Craig Ellison, said Helson, current chief executive of Fisheries Inshore New Zealand, was a natural choice for the position. “Jeremy ... More >>

Court confirms councils can't overrule fisheries management

Monday, 4 November 2019, 5:49 pm | Seafood New Zealand

In an Appeal Court judgment issued today, it was determined that regional councils are precluded from undertaking actions for Fisheries Act purposes. More >>

Seafood industry welcomes NZ-China FTA upgrade

Monday, 4 November 2019, 5:41 pm | Seafood New Zealand

Trade Minister David Parker’s announcement this evening of a successful upgrade of the NZ-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been welcomed by the seafood industry. More >>

Seafood Industry Welcomes Our Marine Environment Report

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 2:33 pm | Seafood New Zealand

That is according to the Our Marine Environment 2019 report, jointly prepared by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, released in Wellington today. More >>

FishServe welcome Kerry Prendergast to the Board

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 9:24 am | Seafood New Zealand

Dame Kerry Prendergast is to join the Board of FishServe, a privately-owned company that provides administrative support to the commercial fishing industry. More >>

Dolphin plan deeply flawed

Monday, 19 August 2019, 12:20 pm | Seafood New Zealand

The government’s proposed Threat Management Plan (TMP) for Hector’s and Maui dolphin will put hundreds of small fishermen out of business and hundreds of millions of dollars will be lost from regional economies – and may not save one dolphin. More >>

Stars of the seafood industry recognised in Queenstown

Friday, 9 August 2019, 4:28 pm | Seafood New Zealand

Four Young Achiever Awards were presented, which augurs well for the future of the industry. More >>

Healthy New Zealand fish stocks recognised

Friday, 9 August 2019, 10:57 am | Seafood New Zealand

Research has again shown that New Zealand’s fish stocks are in great shape, thanks to a world-leading management system. More >>