Report on sea-trials of Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD) to deter seabirds from risk of trawl net captureJ Cleal and R Wells - 22 August 2018
BackgroundBetween 2000 and 2005 there was growing awareness and understanding of interactions between seabirds and deepwater trawlers (e.g. greater than 28m in length)...
Road Show rolls to a close, for this year…Fifteen ports later, the Code of Conduct road show has rolled to a close. Seafood New Zealand’s Tim Pankhurst and Lesley Hamilton along with Fisheries Inshore New Zealand’s Jeremy Helson have presented to fishermen and women at Nelson, Greymouth, New Plymouth,...
From Ecologist, dated 24 March 2017. "In its Right of Reply to our recent article questioning the sustainability of New Zealand fishing practices, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) explains its certification is based on current and not historical practices....." Read the full article here...Read more
Orange roughy seen from AOS: Being able to see in real time 1,000 m below the surface, scientist can now assess the number of orange roughy with greater certainty. Deepwater Group welcomes the announcement that New Zealand’s key orange roughy fisheries have now entered the final stage...Read more
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to commercial fishing limits in two areas as part of the annual fisheries sustainability review. “From 1 April 2015 the total allowable catch for the southern blue whiting stock at the Bounty Platform will be decreased to ensure its ongoing sustainability, while the commercial limit for Otago...Read more
As we wrote last week, Greenpeace is attacking the pollock fishery in the Bering Sea as being destructive to habitat, when there is no scientific evidence to support this. They are doing this as part of their retail seafood campaign, where they are trying to pressure supermarkets into not selling 19 fish species they...Read more
http://vimeo.com/newzealandstory/seafoodsector Telling the New Zealand seafood story to our overseas markets has just got a whole lot easier with this video developed by the government agency New Zealand Story with the support of Seafood New Zealand. The video is part of a free resource that includes professional quality images, videos and templates for companies to use to...Read more