Skipper of the Month – Elle Kibblewhite

Skipper of the month - Elle Kibblewhite Elle Kibblewhite has plenty of sea-faring achievements to her name. At 16, Elle began working with her Dad, Richard, cray fishing and set netting on Splashzone 2 during the summer. She also gained her commercial electrician’s trade certificate. Now 23, Elle has since gone on…

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Keeping our coastlines clean

Keeping our coastlines clean Some 16.6 tonnes of rubbish was removed from Stewart Island’s coastline in this year’s coastal clean-up. The Stewart Island clean-up began in 2014 when thirty volunteers over three days removed 20 tonnes of waste and in the past few weeks the Southern Coastal Charitable Trust, Environment…

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Proposed TACC Changes for 1 October 2018

Proposed TACC Changes for 1 October 2018 Most of New Zealand’s commercial fisheries appear to be in good shape, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) latest sustainability round. Proposed TACC (Total Allowable Commercial Catch) changes include an increased catch for eleven species which are showing signs of increased…

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Participating in reducing plastic pollution

Participating in reducing plastic pollution The New Zealand seafood industry is at the forefront of sustainable and environmentally responsible seafood, but, along with other industries, recognises the contribution it must make to combat plastic pollution in the marine environment. Left unchecked, plastics pose a threat to fisheries and food supplies.…

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