A Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) operation that was recently concluded with the assistance of police, has resulted in a group of Wellington divers facing charges for gathering excess pāua and offering to sell it on the black market.
A Nelson painter has paid the price for taking pāua from an area in Kaikōura where the collection of shellfish was banned after the 2016 earthquake.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is hailing the efforts of local iwi and members of the public for helping fishery officers catch a group of divers who took more than twice the daily limit of freshwater crayfish at Lake Okataina.
MPI is looking into an accidental capture and subsequent death of 5 Hector’s dolphins in a commercial set net off Banks Peninsula last month.
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.