The New Zealand First political party has vowed to commit NZD 100 million (USD 67 million, EUR 56 million) to the expansion of marine farming and aquaculture ventures in the future, according to NZ First leader Winston Peters.
In a statement, New Zealand First said its policy plan is to expand into deep sea aquaculture and offshore marine farming in collaboration with other stakeholders.
“It will ensure that off-shore marine growing
New Zealand’s government last week announced plans to put cameras on board 345 fishing vessels, a plan that will cost more than NZD 40 million (USD 27 million, EUR 23 million).
In a press statement, New Zealand Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash said the introduction of on-board cameras will be across the nation’s inshore fishing fleet. He said the government will provide at least a portion of the funding required to install and… Read More
Tasmania, Australia-based salmon farmer Huon Aquaculture Group reported its full-year 2020 earnings, on Thursday, 27 August, showing increased revenue but clear impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic ...
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The impact of COVID-19 has resulted in New Zealand seafood company Sanford Limited proposing closure of its Tauranga fish processing plant, the company announced last week …
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The non-governmental organization Human Rights At Sea earlier this month published a report with numerous recommendations to better protect fisheries observers who monitor fish catches by tuna vessels in the Pacific.
The report, Fisheries Observer Deaths at Sea, Human Rights and the Role and Responsibilities of Fisheries Organisations, highlights “the often challenging and solitary working conditions for observers who are away at sea… Read More
The fishing effort in the tuna-rich waters of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) does not appear to have been significantly impeded by the COVID-19 crisis, according to a report prepared by Brisbane, Australia-based resources consultancy MRAG Asia Pacific.
The report, which was completed in April, stated that travel restrictions as a result of the pandemic “has not resulted in a widespread decline in fishing effort.”
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The Australian government has set aside AUD 10 million (USD 6.9 million, EUR 6.1 million) to provide levies to commercial fishers across the country that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic …
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