Ngāti Porou Seafoods Group could be returning their live lobster catch intended for the China market to the ocean after a halt in export demands following the mysterious coronavirus. The challenges of the deadly virus have been felt in the Gisborne region, in the export of lobsters, horticulture, fisheries and now logging.
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Checking crayfish pots to ensure sustainable fishing
Fisheries officers are encouraging people who fish to check the regulations for crayfish pots. MPI chief fisheries officer in Te Tairāwhiti, Richard Ratapu says they confiscate 10 crayfish pots a month on average because they aren't in line with regulations.
"Thieves" poach haul of kina and crayfish from Gisborne reserve- DOC ranger
A group of people caught allegedly poaching crayfish and kina from a Gisborne Marine reserve have had vehicles seized and will face court charges. The Department of Conservation (DoC) says the illegal haul is unacceptable.
Two Gisborne men fined for crayfish offences
Two men from Gisborne have been fined over $10,000 for multiple crayfish offences.
Crayfish regulations wanted for Kaikōura fishing charters
A local conservationist has submitted a proposal to the government to stop the depletion of the crayfish population in Kaikōura.
Fishing group criticises MPI over crayfish numbers
recreational fishing group has cited a survey of people who pot and dive for crayfish on the northeast coast between Pakiri and East Cape to argue that the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) assurances that the fishery is doing well are unfounded.
Fisheries officers crack down on illegal seafood trade in Hawke's Bay
Fisheries officers have swooped on commercial fishing operations and more than 20 private dwellings in both Hawke's Bay and Māhia in a major fisheries sting to shut down the illegal trading of pāua and crayfish on the black market.