While captures of seabirds have decreased with improved offal and waste control practises aboard the deepwater fleet they appear to have increased seabird captures in trawl nets.
Wellington’s Muollo family has fished Cook Strait and its coastline for a century.
Taranaki woman Jacqueline Bublitz has made a heartfelt personal submission on the potential impact of the proposed Maui and Hector’s dolphin threat management plan (TMP).
China was the recurring topic at a gathering of the Australasian rock lobster industry in Queenstown this week.
A settlement to the vexed issue of a Kermadecs ocean sanctuary must be based on objective science, not subjective ideology.
China has become by far the world's biggest abalone/paua producer through massive subsidised investment in the fishery.
The stalled Kermadecs Ocean Sanctuary proposal was not well handled by the Crown, according to former Attorney-General and Treaty Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson.
Canada has followed New Zealand’s example of good fisheries management.
Leigh longline fisherman Dave Kellian has long worried about protecting the seabirds that teem in New Zealand waters.