A new study into under-size snapper caught in the Snapper 1 area shows encouraging results, but there is more work to be done.
Paua offending was on the menu in Thames District Court yesterday (27 August) with 4 men being prosecuted for illegal gathering on the coast north of Whitianga.
Biosecurity staff detected a deadly rattle in a set of souvenir maracas carried by two air passengers arriving in New Zealand from Cuba.
Fishing while banned earned a Kaikohe man six months home detention in Kaikohe District Court yesterday (20 August).
Three hours spent gathering 10,548 cockles earned the gatherers a total of $8,000 in fines and the loss of two vehicles in Christchurch District Court.
Two Kaikoura set-net fishermen were fined In Blenheim District Court for breaching sustainability measures that ensure that fish stocks are used efficiently.
MPI asks rugby fans heading to tomorrow night’s Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park to remain vigilant about the Queensland fruit fly.
A Mangere-based flower importer was fined $10,000 in Manukau District Court in July on Biosecurity Act charges.
New biosecurity measures will be introduced by MPI to make it tougher for air passengers to bring goods that could carry pests or diseases into NZ.
MPI and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) have just completed almost five weeks of fisheries patrols in the high seas of the South Pacific.