The seafood sector is rapidly coming to terms with life in lockdown.
Forty eight hours into lockdown, with a State of Emergency now in force, the landscape for doing business has shifted seismically.
These are testing global times and the seafood industry is far from immune to the fall out.
Seafood NZ’s Promise 2020 roadshow kicked off in Nelson, Australasia’s largest fishing port, last Friday.
While the rock lobster sector is doing it hard, there is good news on the Bluff oyster front.
Perceptions of the New Zealand environment are improving, according to a long running survey by Lincoln University researchers.
Co-operation rather than condemnation is the byword for a recreational fishing group gaining traction in the South Island.
A request by the New Zealand Rock Lobster Industry Council for approval to carry over uncaught quota into the next fishing year is being considered by Government.
The seafood sector is supporting a National Plan of Action to protect seabirds.