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Forensics foil fishy infringment

John Kerr posted in on November 9th, 2011.

The forensic analysis of paint has lead to the fining of a fisherman for the illegal dumping of excess fish,  Facing robust scientific evidence, a Tauranga commercial fisher has pleaded guilty in the Tauranga District Court to a charge of being a party to the dumping of snapper. Dumping of legal size quota species of […]

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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 […]

Dominion Post: King-sized feasts lurking deep in NZ waters

Peter Griffin posted in on June 30th, 2010.

Kiran Chug writes in the Dominion Post about giant New Zealand crabs which, says the author of a study into them, make New Zealand the ‘king crab capital of the world’. The researcher found 14 new varieties in New Zealand waters, and work has begun to see how feasible it might be to start a […]

NZ Herald: Fish forever?

Peter Griffin posted in on May 31st, 2010.

Peter Huck writes in the New Zealand Herald about our fisheries situation, the Quota Management System (introduced in the late 1980s) and the difficulty of balancing long-term and short-term (or economic and conservation) interests. Conservation groups are pushing for the setup of no-fishing reserves, but, although the QMS has attracted criticism recently as being incomplete, […]

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