A multi-agency fisheries compliance operation along the North Island’s east coast has uncovered a range of offending including non-reporting of commercial crayfish.
A Northland commercial fisherman has been fined a total of $6,000 for under-reporting his commercial grey mullet catch.
A joint fisheries patrol conducted recently by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) underlines the Government's commitment to sustainable fishing.
MPI is seeking feedback on the annual review of catch limits and other management settings for the start of the April 2018 fishing year.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Department of Conservation (DOC) are warning that they will continue to take a zero tolerance approach towards people who poach from the Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve north of Gisborne.
On 6 December 2017 a dead female orca was brought up in the net of a deepwater trawl vessel 30 nautical miles northeast of Banks Peninsula.
The area affected in the Bay of Plenty has been reduced.
In September 2017, MPI engaged widely with tangata whenua, stakeholders, and the public as part of the first phase of development for the National Blue Cod Strategy.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) recently ran an operation inspecting whitebaiters and eel fishers along the west coast of the lower North Island.
Two Gisborne men, one a church minister, have been fined a total of more than $10,000 between them for a range of crayfish offences.