History

Our History

2014
New Zealand hake and ling achieves MSC certification
2014
DWG announces the progression of three oreo, two squid and four orange roughy fisheries towards MSC certification
2014
DWG supports the establishment of three new marine reserves around the sub-Antarctic islands
2012
New Zealand southern blue whiting achieves MSC certification
2011
DWG CEO invited as a member on the Prince of Wale’s International Sustainability Unit (Marine Programme)
2006
Industry proposes the development of Benthic Protection Areas to the New Zealand Government. The following year they are enshrined in law
2005
All vessels must follow Environmental Codes of Practice to mitigate environmental interactions and adhere to international best practice
2005
Deepwater Group (DWG) Ltd formed to provide a collective voice for deepwater quota owners
2001
Hoki achieves MSC certification – the first major whitefish fishery in the world to do so