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Current Fisheries Management Submissions - July 2020
July 20, 2020

Current Fisheries Management Submissions - July 2020

A number of fisheries management submissions of interest to divers are currently in process.

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New recreational crayfish rules for the CRA 2 and CRA 5
July 20, 2020

New recreational crayfish rules for the CRA 2 and CRA 5

From 1 July 2020, new measures are applied to recreational fishers in the CRA 2 (Hauraki Gulf/Bay of Plenty) and CRA 5 (Canterbury/Marlborough) spiny rock lobster fisheries.

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NZUA representative on National Rock Lobster Management Group
July 20, 2020

NZUA representative on National Rock Lobster Management Group

NZUA board member, Andy Stewart now fills one of two recreational positions as a representative for the NZUA on the National Rock Lobster Management Group.

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Young Ocean Explorers New Rangatahi series
November 25, 2019

Young Ocean Explorers New Rangatahi series

Young Ocean Explorers are incredibly excited to be launching their new Rangatahi series to learn about the moana through a Te Ao Māori lens.

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Have your say on the Draft National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan
November 25, 2019

Have your say on the Draft National Inshore Finfish Fisheries Plan

Many of us in the underwater community are in some way involved or are affected by fisheries and now's our chance to have our say by sharing our thoughts on the Fisheries New Zealand draft plan to improve inshore finfish fisheries.

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Marine Lessons from Piha
September 2, 2019

Marine Lessons from Piha

What can be learnt about our marine environment from a quick trip to the beach? What does that shell belong to? What is seafoam made of? What are 'blue-bottle jellyfish'?

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Story of the month- Licking my Green Lips
July 31, 2019

Story of the month- Licking my Green Lips

I have always adored seafood. I’ll eat it in all forms- fish, shellfish, crustaceans, raw, boiled, baked, I don’t care, as long as it gets in my belly. One of the most exciting papers I have taken this semester has been solely focussed on fisheries and aquaculture and I’m thoroughly enjoying the breadth of topics covered. One lecture was spent analysing green-lipped mussel farming in New Zealand.

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Time out for Tarakihi - Urgent Action Required
July 25, 2018

Time out for Tarakihi - Urgent Action Required

A LegaSea campaign launched 19 July in a bid to save New Zealand's tarakihi, and they need your help. The following information is provided by LegaSea.

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Scallop Fisheries Closure Update SCA-7
July 18, 2018

Scallop Fisheries Closure Update SCA-7

In June, Fisheries New Zealand proposed to continue the current full closure of the SCA-7 scallop area (Marlborough Sounds, Tasman Bay, Golden Bay and Port Underwood) for the 2018/2019 season.

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CRA-2 Ministry Decision
April 11, 2018

CRA-2 Ministry Decision

New Zealand Underwater is pleased to announce that the Minister of Fisheries, the Hon. Stuart Nash, has made decisions about changes to the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) restrictions in crayfish management areas CRA-2 (Te Arai Point to East Cape), CRA-4 (Hawkes Bay to Wellington), CRA-7 (Otago) and CRA-8 (Southern).

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