Tag Archives: Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

Carving up the Bureaucracy – MPI dismantling received positively by Nelson fishing industry

The announcement of a dedicated fisheries portfolio by the new Labour-led government has local fishing representatives hooked. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this week the primary industries mega-ministry would be split into three parts covering forestry, fisheries and agriculture to allow greater focus on each sector. While the finer points of the new structure were yet to be discussed, the decision has already been well-received by both commercial and recreational fishing representatives. click here to read the story 16:56

Greenpeace and Labour call for MPI to be investigated over fisheries mismanagement

greenwashing2Prime Minister John Key is “sceptical” about a report’s claims that the number of fish caught is more than twice the number officially recorded. For the first time a report in collaboration with Auckland University provides a reconstructed picture of New Zealand’s marine catches dating back to 1950 – it reveals while 15.3 million tonnes of catch was recorded up until 2013, an estimated 24.7 million tonnes had fallen through the cracks. Greenpeace says government officials were aware of the recording botch-up but instead of fixing it, the Ministry for Primary Industries “deliberately covered it up”. Read the rest here 14:23

New Zealand: Dead fish ‘leakage’ not dumping, company says

One of New Zealand’s largest fishing companies has defended its loss of  into the Tasman Sea off Auckland this week saying there was only a “leakage” of between 40 and 45 kilograms of fish. But the man who went on social media to expose what he said was a major fish dumping says there was much more than that. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says it accepts the loss was accidental and will take no further action. Coromandel based trawler Eight Bells, operating for Moana Pacific Fisheries,, Video, Read the rest here 09:05

New Zealand: Questions over fishing quotas spark raid

Raid Hawkes BayMinistry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers swooped on Hawke’s Bay Seafoods yesterday to secure evidence in an investigation into suspected fishing quota irregularities in the inshore commercial fishing sector. MPI director of Compliance Dean Baigent said it was the largest investigation of its type for many years. Read the rest here 12:29