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Large-scale changes bring opportunity for further collaboration

[caption id="attachment_5976" align="alignnone" width="604"] Photograph by Peter Marriott/NIWA[/caption] The seafood industry and the Ministry for Primary Industries continue to collaborate during the rollout of the Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System (IEMRS). The seafood industry is working with MPI on expectations that appear to be unnecessary, unworkable or that will...
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Fish stocks on the rise

Increased biomass in red gurnard and orange roughy fisheries has seen a rise in catch limits. The Ministry for Primary Industries announced the adjustments as part of their twice-yearly fisheries sustainability review. The orange roughy fishery - ORH3B Puysegur - south of Stewart Island has been reopened after the...
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The Story of New Zealand Orange Roughy

The story of New Zealand orange roughy:  From the “poster child” of unsustainable fishing to Marine Stewardship Council assessment.

By P.L. Cordue and originally published on CFOOD. In the late 1970s, a “huge” new fisheries resource was discovered in deep water on the north Chatham Rise. In the early days, there was somewhat of a gold...
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Ray Hilborn Asks If the Drive for MPA’s is Environmentally Shortsighted

Most NGO’s assume that Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) are an unmitigated good, with little thought to their impact on the global food system. But, converting large areas of productive fisheries to no-take zones, while appealing to NGO’s, actually may increase global environmental degredation. The reason, says Professor Ray Hilborn in our latest video, is that marine protein...
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One in four British children think haddock is a soccer player

Nearly a quarter of British children don’t know that haddock is a fish, thinking instead that it is the name of a soccer player. This misconception is almost laughable until one realizes that we are talking about the potential seafood consumers of tomorrow. Unfortunately the misconceptions don’t stop there. In a survey carried out by the...
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Why fish is nature’s antidepressant

It is known to prevent against heart disease and is hailed as the secret to a long, healthy life. Now, researchers have found the Mediterranean diet can help people with depression, too. A study found people who followed the diet were happier, less stressed and reported an improved quality of life compared to those who ate fewer...
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