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.
A fisheries compliance patrol on Northland’s West Coast has yielded disappointing results with non-compliance noted for almost 100 percent of inspections.
The current emergency closure of some fisheries along the coast of Kaikōura is being extended to help the marine environment affected by the 2016 earthquakes to recover.
If you’re thinking of violating fishing rules in the Gisborne region, you’d be wise to think twice. Ministry for Primary Industries Gisborne fisheries officers have welcomed a faster, sleeker, more advanced patrol vessel to the fold.
A significant increase in the number of illegal seafood sales via Facebook has prompted the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to warn those offending that they will face penalties for violating the Fisheries Act.
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.