A member of a Wellington-based pāua poaching operation has been banned from fishing for 3 years and ordered to serve 7 months home detention after earlier pleading guilty to more than 20 charges under the Fisheries Act.
Two Northland men have each been fined $500 after been caught illegally taking more than 40 of the rare and culturally precious shellfish, toheroa, from 90 Mile Beach.
A Canterbury diesel mechanic and well-known local fisherman is to undergo electronic monitoring for 4 months after pleading guilty to running a lengthy black market pāua and rock lobster operation.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is surveying recreational fishers across the country to help build a picture of recreational catch.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced changes to catch limits and sustainability measures for 18 fish stocks as part of the regular twice-yearly fisheries sustainability review.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is developing a National Blue Cod Strategy, and to do this we want people to tell us what's happening with blue cod in their area.
MPI is looking for public feedback on management settings for the squid fishery around the Auckland Islands to manage interactions with New Zealand sea lions.
Regulations for the digital monitoring of commercial fishing activity were gazetted today, bringing in important changes to how commercial fishing activity is monitored and reported.
The Ministry for Primary industries believes that illegal recreational set-netting is to blame for the death of a Hector's dolphin on the West Coast earlier this year.
If you’re thinking of violating fishing rules in the Nelson region, you’d be wise to think twice.
MPI Nelson fisheries officers have welcomed a faster, sleeker, more advanced patrol vessel to the fold – one that eliminates the need to go back to base to refuel or to carry fuel on board.