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NZ salmon research makes a splash in Canada

John Kerr posted in on August 24th, 2011.

Research led by a New Zealand scientist has shown that salmon farming in Canada may be having a negative impact on wild populations due to the spread of parasites. The research, undertaken by  Dr Martin Krkosek, from Otago Univeristy, and Canadian colleagues, reveals that declines in wild populations of salmon are linked to levels of […]

Stuff/NZPA: Orange roughy fishery collapse continues

Peter Griffin posted in on July 7th, 2010.

The Ministry of Fisheries has said that despite efforts, the orange roughy fishery on the Chatham Rise is continuing to collapse. As a result, the Ministry is proposing catch reductions for the area next year, although fishing will still be allowed to take place. An excerpt: (read in full here) “New Zealand’s orange roughy fishery […]

Dom Post: Niwa looks beyond salmon to boost NZ fish farming options

Peter Griffin posted in on June 14th, 2010.

Hamish Rutherford writes in the Dominion Post about NIWA’s work in developing new types of aquaculture, in order to be ready should new space be set aside. NIWA scientists have developed means of farming kingfisher, and except to have done the same for hapuka.  There are hopes that farmed fish could be desirable for chefs […]

NZ Herald/NZPA: Science will be ‘at the heart’ of the budget – PM

Peter Griffin posted in on May 10th, 2010.

Prime Minister John Key has said that next week’s budget will have a strong focus on science, technology and innovation. Other initiatives include removing bottlenecks in portfolios, and exploring the implementation of sustainable mining. An excerpt: (read in full here) “”The challenge for us is to get more of our firms using science, research and […]

Bay Chronicle: Troubled waters

Peter Griffin posted in on May 6th, 2010.

Keri Molloy writes in The Bay Chronicle about a new public awareness campaign, focusing on the destruction of fisheries globally and locally, about to be launched by the Bay of Islands Maritime Park. Management of local fisheries, and sustainable aquaculture practices are topics of increasing interest in the area. An excerpt: (read in full here) […]

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