Disease is a bigger threat to endangered dolphins than commercial fishing.
That is the finding of a new scientific assessment by a team from NIWA, Massey University and Quantifish, led by marine scientist Dr Jim Roberts.
US-based Roger Berkowitz sells fish – a lot of it.
Last Saturday at the wharf by Wellington’s Te Papa, an excited young fisher pulled up the catch of a lifetime – a crayfish.
An environmental stocktake shows most markers around the state and impact of New Zealand’s seafood industry are improving.
Nearly 14 percent of total global fisheries have now received the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainability tick.
The failure to establish the 620,000 square kilometre Kermadec Islands’ Marine Sanctuary was one of former Prime Minister John Key’s regrets, who admitted the opposition by Maori to the idea came as a surprise.
There was a lot riding on Sealord’s new vessel Tokatu and a shaky start led to anxious months as teething problems were rectified.
Submissions closed last Sunday on the most significant changes to New Zealand fishing law proposed in 30 years, but industry is still far from agreement on the final form of those changes.
The focus this week is on far reaching fisheries management reform proposals.