The two remaining open areas in the Coromandel scallop fishery will close, after new information showed scallops are in decline.
Oceans and Fisheries
The daily limits on recreationally caught hāpuku (also known as groper) and bass will be lowered to a total of two per person in some areas, with a new accumulation limit of three per person on multi-day trips.
New measures announced today will further manage the impacts of fishing on South Island Hector’s dolphins.
Commercial catch limits for East Coast tarakihi will be reduced further to help the stock rebuild faster.
The 30th anniversary of the Fisheries Deed of Settlement is a time to celebrate a truly historic partnership that has helped transform communities.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries Rino Tirikatene will travel to Tarawa, Kiribati to represent New Zealand at the 19th Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee Ministerial Meeting (FFCMIN), and 3rd Regional Fisheries Ministerial Meeting (RFMM).
Oceans and Fisheries Minister David Parker today released the Government’s response to the Future of Commercial Fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand report.
A Kiwi trawling innovation that enables most undersized fish to escape unharmed is going global with the help of government funding.
Oceans and Fisheries Minister David Parker will represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the second United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, which runs from 27 June to 1 July.
Export revenue from New Zealand’s food and fibre sector is expected to reach a record $52.2 billion in the year to 30 June 2022.
Rules for daily limits on recreationally caught finfish will change to include species that previously had no limit, Oceans and Fisheries Minister, David Parker announced today.
Depleted scallop fisheries in Northland and most of the Coromandel are to be closed to allow them to recover.
The Government is considering recommendations to help the seafood sector move away from a reliance on migrant labour, Minister for Oceans and Fisheries David Parker said.