These are testing global times and the seafood industry is far from immune to the fall out.
Dr Jeremy Helson has been appointed chief executive of Seafood New Zealand.
Seafood NZ’s Promise 2020 roadshow kicked off in Nelson, Australasia’s largest fishing port, last Friday.
Perceptions of the New Zealand environment are improving, according to a long running survey by Lincoln University researchers.
Co-operation rather than condemnation is the byword for a recreational fishing group gaining traction in the South Island.
The Paua Industry Council (PIC) has praised the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for a sting operation that uncovered an illegal paua operation.
A request by the New Zealand Rock Lobster Industry Council for approval to carry over uncaught quota into the next fishing year is being considered by Government.
The seafood sector is supporting a National Plan of Action to protect seabirds.
Seafood annual export earnings are expected to crack the $2 billion mark this year.