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Update on IEMRS

Progress is being made with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) towards the considered and staged implementation of Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System (IEMRS). MPI’s high level objectives - to verify self-reporting of catches, to collect more information on catches, and to do so electronically - are supported by…

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Seabird Smart Award winners announced

A fleet of West Coast surface long liners has been awarded the 2017 Seabird Smart Award. Altair Fishing Ltd was crowned for their commitment to seabird mitigation across their five vessels. Chair of the Southern Seabird Solutions Trust Bill Mansfield said “the vessels all use bird scaring lines, set their…

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Orange roughy biomass surveys completed

Two acoustic biomass surveys of orange roughy were successfully completed in June-July 2017. These surveys were the result of a collaborative effort between government, scientists and industry. The two surveys were approved by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and designed by New Zealand science institute NIWA. The acoustic science…

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Seafood assurance programme launched

The New Zealand seafood industry now has a one-stop source for information. OpenSeas is a third-party verified, broad-based transparency initiative designed to enable customers of New Zealand seafood, primarily international customers, a single, comprehensive source of information about the environmental, social and production credentials of the New Zealand seafood industry.…

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